Westview K8-LEED Gold, Green Champion

5270 Connie Jean Rd
Jacksonville
FL 32210

Westview K8-LEED Gold, Green Champion

Green School

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Some of the features are:
- 25 KW photovoltaic array
- Very efficient HVAC and lighting systems and building insulation – 27.5% reduction in energy consumption compared to energy code
- Excellent filtration for improved air quality – MERV-13 filters and ion generation filtration (kills bacteria and viruses)
- Reduce water consumption – 30% reduction in water usage
- On-site energy generation – solar power helps power building
- Over 80% of the construction wasted was recycled and avoided being put into landfills
- 40% of materials were bought from local suppliers to improve local economy and reduce impact of transportation of goods
- 20% of material used were made from recycled materials
- Sustainable courses are incorporated into the curriculum – the building is now being used as an education tool to educate students and teachers
- Site was developed to minimize impact to local ecological life
- Students and teachers have direct views to outside – improves comfort and happiness of occupants
- Daylight harvesting – lighting system uses daylight to light classrooms when appropriate and this helps save energy
- Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) used in building materials – improves indoor air quality
-- studies show LEED schools decrease absenteeism/sick days and increase test scores by 15% to 20%

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