Roof-mounted solar panels turn sunlight into an alternative energy source for the school.
Green roofs are cooler, save energy, and provide a filter for storm water run-off.
Skylights and large windows allow daylight to stream in, reducing energy costs and improving student concentration and performance.
Low-flow sinks, waterless urinals, and dual-flush toilets reduce total water use by as much as 50 percent.
Energy efficient Lighting
Adding remote sensors, individual controls, and task lighting can greatly reduce electricity costs.
Green schools use less energy and emit less CO2 than conventionally designed schools.
On average, green schools save $100,000 per year on operating expenses.
Sources: The Center for Green Schools and the U.S. Green Building Council.