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As a Renewable School, Crestline Elementary School is demonstrating its commitment to sustainable living and a clean energy future. Thanks to support from Clark Public Utilities, the school is generating renewable solar energy through their 12-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system's performance data as an interactive, real-world educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. A wall-mounted, interactive touch-screen kiosk is located in a high-traffic area for parents, teachers, students and community members to view live solar energy data produced by the PV system.
The Evergreen School District (ESD) has fully adopted and embraced sustainability through out their campuses. The district hired a Resource Conservation Manager and adopted a wide range of policies and procedures that have helped to reduce energy consumption by 35% in less than two years. With the district's involvement with the Solar4RSchools™ program the district hopes to foster more positive changes in the minds of its students. The district is pleased to incorporate solar power generation (PV) in the early design work of its newest facility. The Crestline Elementary School is also aligned with the Washington Sustainable Schools Protocol.
During the upcoming 2015-2016 school year, educators at Crestline Elementary School will receive a customized renewable energy teacher training, hands-on science kit materials to augment the school's existing curricula, and complete access to the resources available on the Solar4RSchools.org website.