Dec. 2, 2013 - The new Sherwood Elementary will be built to use as little energy as possible.
The Springfield school board recently gave the go-ahead for architects and engineers to design a 450-student building at 2524 S. Golden Ave. that dramatically reduces energy usage.
That decision also leaves open the possibility of eventually adding a renewable energy source to transform Sherwood into the state’s first school capable of achieving a “net zero” rating, meaning it generates as much energy as it consumes.
“This would be something to be known for,” said board member Andy Hosmer, who urged district officials to explore the option. “It’s a wonderful way to set yourself apart as a school district.” read more>>>