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The New Cherry Crest Elementary

September 7, 2012 Leave a comment

The New Cherry Crest Elementary!

The 85,000 square foot new Cherry Crest is twice the size of the original school it replaced. Due to developing technology, it’s also the most energy-efficient building in the district. Classrooms fill the main wing, with the additional wing housing the gym, cafeteria, library and administrative offices.

Some exciting features of the new Cherry Crest include:

Classroom technology: In addition to SMART board technology, all classrooms are equipped with at least six computer workstations. There are additional learning spaces outside the classrooms.

Solar energy use: 434 roof-top solar panels will offset about 10% of the buildings total annual energy use.

Geo-thermal heating and cooling system: 85 wells placed 300 feet below the sand playfield will generate all heating and cooling for the building, as well as domestic hot water. No fossil fuels are burned on site.

Green spaces: Rooftop gardens and outdoor courtyards are not only living classrooms, but also assist with storm water cleanup.

Natural setting: The two-story building with plentiful windows and glass is nestled in the surrounding woods, with classrooms looking toward green spaces. A water feature in the courtyard, lush plants and pathways around the building add to the serene environment.