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Building "Green"

Building “Green”
ECFC includes many environmentally-friendly features

While large windows, a light-colored roof, and a brick exterior make this building visually appealing, these design elements are actually working together to reduce energy consumption. The ECFC includes numerous environmentally-friendly features, which make this the first “green” building in the school district.

A green building, also known as a sustainable building, is a structure that is designed, built, and operated in an ecological and resource-efficient manner. Green buildings are designed to meet certain objectives such as protecting occupant health; improving employee productivity; using energy, water, and other resources more efficiently; and reducing the overall impact to the environment.

The ECFC features a variety of sustainable initiatives, including:

•    Low-flow plumbing fixtures
•    High-efficiency mechanical systems
•    Solar-powered hot water heating
•    No CFCs and low emissions to reduce ozone-depletion
•    Recycled construction materials

Not only do these features lessen the building’s impact on the environment, they will also save the district money over time as a result of reduced energy costs.