Spring Mills Primary

Learning Green...Living Green

Spring Mills Primary opened its doors in 2011.  There are approximately 425 students currently enrolled in kindergarten through second-grade. The $12.7 million building can accommodate 600 students. 

This "green school," which has an environmentally-friendly mission, is the first new building in West Virginia to receive LEED Gold Certification. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

Some of its green features are a geothermal heating and cooling system, enhanced insulation, and natural day-lighting which enables the building to use 33% less energy.  Thirty percent less water is used due to reduced-flow kitchen equipment, waterless urinals, and motion activated sink faucets.  The primary school has a kitchen waste pulping system and decomposing unit that reduces the amount of food waste taken to landfills by 78%.  The school building and community is used to teach an environmentally focused curriculum.  The curriculum topics include energy, recycling, composting, water, gardening, healthy atmospheres, wildlife & nature, and outdoor adventures.  

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