Yes. Abington's school building project is included in the Massachusetts School Building Authority's (MSBA) school building improvement program. As part of the state's grant program, MSBA highly encourages school districts to pursue high efficiency green buildings and the MSBA offers an added grant incentive for each project designed and constructed to meet US Green Building Council LEED-Silver Criteria. In other words, the state will pay a higher percentage of the town's building costs if certain "green" or high-efficiency design elements are included in Abington's building project. Abington's School Building Committee and its School Department have also expressed a strong desire to design a school building/addition which is highly efficient and utilizes green/sustainable principles. The Project Architect (Ai3 Architects, Inc.) has a long record of producing highly efficient school buildings which include green/sustainable features. In addition, Abington's project will be registered with all local utility companies in order to secure all available rebates to the town.