Situated on 60 acres adjacent to the Pacific Ocean in Seaside, California, Chartwell’s campus provides students and faculty with a beautiful natural environment. Our campus is home to wild deer and turkeys, features a two mile perimeter trail and is covered in coastal oak woodlands and marine chaparral.
Designed by EHDD, when it opened in 2008, our campus buildings were awarded LEED certification at the highest level, LEED Platinum. Some of the features that are unique to our campus include:
- Large windows and skylights to maximize natural light.
- A 30 Kw photovoltaic system to convert solar energy to electricity. The solar system is expected to produce more than 53 million Watt-hours of electricity per year, our electric meter often runs backwards as we furnish power back to the grid!
- Water conservation through state-of-the-art fixtures, water-efficient landscaping and a cistern that collects rainwater that is used to flush toilets.
- Good indoor air quality protects student health. CO2 sensors adjust natural ventilation as needed.
- A focus on acoustics, classrooms are built to eliminate or greatly reduce mechanical and outside noise, and improve communication.