The Evergreen School
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The Evergreen School, located in North Shoreline, Washington has been engaged in a variety of campus sustainability initiatives for many years, including recycling, composting, reusing, landscaping with native plants, and working to restore natural areas on campus.
As a Renewable School, Evergreen School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their awarded 9.66-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.
In 2011, educators within the school received 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.Energy monitoring awarded to the school connected the live performance data from their PV system to the Energy Exploration Center at Solar4RSchools.org. Students and educators nationwide can chart, graph and analyze the system's performance data for educational purposes. A touchscreen kiosk placed within the facility allows school visitors, parents, students and teachers to interact with the system's live performance data while learning about the science and benefits of renewable energy.
This project signals the school's addition of the first renewable energy component of their environmental efforts. The PV system visibly demonstrates the school's commitment to renewable energy resources and allows educators to create a real-world learning opportunities for their students.