It’s Easy Being Green
Going green is not just a way of life for the newly renovated Myers Elementary School of the School District of Cheltenham Township but also a new teaching tool. Myers Elementary School is now one of only 650 schools in the nation to receive LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for its green improvements to the building. With motion censored lighting in every room and bathroom, low-flow toilets and sinks, environmentally-friendly roofing and other advancements, the building is helping students to discover the importance of being environmentally conscious. Teachers have also been integrating the new building into their lesson plans with a dashboard in each room that indicates how much energy the school is using. Students can then track daily energy usage to follow climate changes.