Green Building

Ohio school to remodel high school in eco-friendly manner

Thu, 07/28/2011 - 09:18

The Copley-Fairlawn City Schools Board of Education met this past week to renew the capital improvement levy that was passed on the General Election ballot, funding that will go to help the local education centers receive a variety of new improvements, according to the West Side Leader.

Proceeds from the levy are used exclusively for improving, remodeling and rehabilitating school buildings, and the new modifications will help to provide a better learning environment for the area students through the use of new technology, the news source reported.

The school board will oversee the installation of a series of green technologies and structural renovations, including new computers and textbooks along with the use of three rooftop solar panel units and radiant heat flooring to provide energy-efficient solutions to the needs of the education center, reported the Leader.

By installing radiant floor heating systems, a building or residence can supply an effective amount of warmth to individuals while minimizing the financial and environmental costs. Solar panels can be used to heat the water of the flooring panels, which can then be transferred to the rest of the area.