Sustainability at Rice Elementary School

  • An overarching theme for our school will focus on sustainability. Rice Elementary will employ energy-saving features including an air-cooled central plant; an energy management system that allows HVAC and lighting to be controlled remotely via the internet; sky lighting in hallways to eliminate use of lights; and ground and polished concrete floors in hallways and bathrooms, which are easier and less expensive to maintain. Our outdoor learning space will provide students an opportunity to learn about gardening and engage in nutrition education programs.

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