Rocky Creek Elementary School earns recognition for eco-friendly campus

Lexington One Superintendent Dr. Karen Woodward, Chief Operations Officer Jeff Salters, System WorCx Commissioning Authority Veronica Addison and Lexington One Construction Coordinator Bill Jennings present Rocky Creek Elementary Principal Lynn Boyleston (center) with a plaque and certificate recognizing RCES for earning LEED Silver Status from the United States Green Building Council.

Lexington One Superintendent Dr. Karen Woodward, Chief Operations Officer Jeff Salters, System WorCx Commissioning Authority Veronica Addison and Lexington One Construction Coordinator Bill Jennings present Rocky Creek Elementary Principal Lynn Boyleston (center) with a plaque and certificate recognizing RCES for earning LEED Silver Status from the United States Green Building Council.

Rocky Creek Elementary School isn’t just a place of learning and fun this year. The campus also is making strides in energy savings with help from several eco-friendly measures.

Recognizing the Lexington One school for “going green” in multiple ways, the United States Green Building Council awarded RCES Silver Status on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Schools rating system.

Opened in time for the 2010-2011 school year, RCES was given Silver Status for energy-saving aspects of its design and construction. The U.S. Green Building Council also commended school officials for striving to remain conscious of the facility’s impact on the environment.

During the process to implement eco-friendly measures on campus, district administrators worked in tandem with System WorCx. The company has a history of designing LEED-compliant structures and using green technology.

At Rocky Creek, costs and energy savings result from low-flow technology that reduces water consumption, larger classroom windows that reduce the need for artificial lighting, automated lighting control systems with occupancy sensors, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning systems and building materials harvested and manufactured within the region.

Categories: Education, Lexington County

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