Monday, April 22, 2013

Willow Lane Elementary School Awarded LEED Silver Certification

Let's celebrate Earth Day knowing that another building has been created which supports environmental and social responsibility for sustainability and conservation. Willow Lane Elementary School provides East Penn School District students and residents with a healthier, more energy efficient environment in which to learn!

Green design and construction features in this new 85,000 square foot building include:

Optimized east-west solar orientation
Three-story classroom wing to minimize building footprint
The library and classrooms make maximum use of daylight to reduce electricity cost
Exemplary use of Regional and Recycled Materials
Use of low-VOC (volatile organic compound) materials to reduce indoor air contaminant
A High-efficiency HVAC system
Sensor-operated electronic faucets and automatic flush toilets  
All plants outside the school are indigenous to the area     
Encourages walking and biking by provision of continuous pathway
Povides preferred parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles