Western Wayne’s New “Green School”

December 27, 2010

March 10th from 7 to 9 PM
You are invited to hear about a new super-energy-efficient “green” school being planned for the Western Wayne School District. The program will be on Tuesday, March 10th from 7 to 9 PM at the Park Street Complex in Honesdale (the old Stourbridge School).
Western Wayne School District Superintendent Andrew Falonk will be there along with the architects of the new school, to explain its special features. The school will conform to the LEEDS silver certification as established by the US Green Building Council. The plans include stringent standards for indoor air quality, water efficiency, energy consumption, and materials and resources choices. This will be one of the few schools in the country to achieve this standard, serving as a model for other school districts.
This program is part of a continuing series of forums sponsored by SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support). It is open to all.
“We encourage representatives of other school districts to attend this program,” says Michele Sands, Chair of SEEDS. “This effort by Western Wayne is sending a message to the students and the community that the District takes environmental stewardship very seriously. What a great teaching tool!”
The school will use an on-site Living Machine® (Worrell Water Technologies) system to treat its waste. This “wetland in a greenhouse” mimics the natural filtering and purifying power of a wetland. Other features include a rooftop garden that saves energy, and passive solar design to take advantage of natural lighting, cutting energy use. A geothermal system will heat and cool the building.
Anyone wishing more information about this forum or about other SEEDS activities, may contact us at (570) 224-0052 or by e-mail at SEEDSGroup@gmail.com