Carrisa Plains Elementary School ED-GRS Selectee
In 2014, Carrisa Plains Elementary School underwent modernization. Contractors and subcontractors were careful to minimize construction debris, maximize construction recycling, and implement appropriate stormwater handling measures. They utilized efficient T-5 lighting, increased the insulation of the entire building envelope, enhanced daylighting, and increased natural ventilation. New carpet tiles allow for easy replacement of individual tiles and areas not carpeted use an environmentally friendly floor covering called Marmoleum. The school also added low-flow toilet valves and sink fixtures. An on-site 30kW AC photovoltaic system meets 100 percent of the school’s electricity needs. Carrisa Plains is a positive-energy campus, producing more energy than it uses in a year.
Completed Application (PDF) for Carrisa Plains Elementary School.