NEISD's first of it's kind green school in San Antonio

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Sands Realty 210-414-0966 Texas License #0331413

NEISD opens first ‘green' school

Cibolo Green Elementary School, a model for energy and environmental design

Where did summer go?  School starts Monday, August 23 when 790 eager students will stream into the new Cibolo Green Elementary School, North East ISD's first ‘green' campus. The campus will include all the necessary features of a standard elementary school -  45 classrooms with workrooms and book storage, a computer lab, pull-out classrooms, library and media center, 2 gyms plus more. But what makes this school different and how it earned it's "green" title  is the manner in which these components have been incorporated into the construction.

Cibolo Green used natural Texas sedimentary rock. A special limestone called Cordova Shell that showcases marine fossils from the ancient Texas seas was selected as both an architectural element and a learning tool.  Recycled glass tiles line halls and drinking fountain areas. The windows provide natural lighting and reduce energy use.

Each grade level covers an environmental design feature. For example, the kindergarten is home to Site Sustainability, first grade is Indoor Environmental Quality, second grade is Materials and Resources, third grade is Water Efficiency, fourth grade is Energy and Atmosphere, and fifth grade is Design and Innovation.  Teachers will also make use of environmental curriculum, such as Project Wild, in their instruction plans.

Cibolo Green Elemenary is located at 24315 Bulverde Green, San Antonio, TX 78261 

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Rainer
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Some good information

August 01, 2010 11:54 PM
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Debbie Laity
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
Cedaredge Land Company

I think this is wondeful...has the district looked at doing solar, wind or fuel cell technology?

August 01, 2010 11:54 PM
Rainmaker
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Cheryl S . Glover
CIPS, CRS, Green, GRI, SFR, TRC,
Keller Williams Classic III Realty

Thank you for sharing. It is truly amazing what can be done.  It will be interesting to see how this developes as time goes by.

August 01, 2010 11:58 PM
Rainmaker
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Shirley Parks
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Homes
Sands Realty 210-414-0966

Thanks, Robert,

Debbie, I have seen solar being used around town but I don't know if this school is using any of the things you mention.

Cheryl,  I can't wait to see the interior of the school with my own eyes.

August 02, 2010 12:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Mary Douglas
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
United Country Ponderosa Realty

Hi Shirley, this is the wave of the future, how lucky are the kids to be going to this first of it's kind school!  On a totally separate and off subject note, my husband and I were trying to remember the name of a creek we used to go to near the Gunnison/Lake City area.  Your post gave me the answer; it was Cibolo Creek!  Thanks Shirley!

August 02, 2010 12:28 AM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
Sellstate Pacific Realty

Shirley - Excellent information. The school will save money and protect the environment. Thanks for sharing it.

August 02, 2010 12:58 AM
Rainmaker
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Shirley Parks
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Homes
Sands Realty 210-414-0966

LOL Mary, Glad I was able to remind you of the creek.

I agree, John.

August 02, 2010 04:53 PM
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Howdy and afternoon to you Shirley

Congrats to all the San Antonio residences on their first Green School!!! Not only is this a mighty fine sounding, it sure is a really fine looking School, that the students sure can be real proud to attend. I also believe the kids are going to find their new School enjoyable. I sure do like the way, they have used different environmental design features for the grade levels of the School.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire 

August 02, 2010 05:13 PM
Rainer
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Melissa Anderson
Amcap Mortgage, Ltd.

Very cool, I'll drive by and take a look. 

August 02, 2010 06:13 PM
Rainer
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Carl Winters

Shirley: These youngsters are so lucky. I remember all the schools back when... were not even air-conditoned in SAISD when we attended school. It was so so so hot. Nice new schools with the best for students and teachers, tax money well spent.

August 03, 2010 09:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
GreatWest Realty

Shirley - How wonderful that they have managed to build a green school.  When you stop to think about it, the large flat roof tops make a natural matrix for installing solar panels.  And when school is out in the summer months, the school could sell power back to the grid, and help fund the schools.

August 06, 2010 05:56 PM
Rainmaker
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Marchel Peterson
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
Results Realty

Schools have come a long way in the last few years.   I like that they used natural Texas rock.

August 10, 2010 11:18 PM
Rainmaker
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Robin Rogers
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Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas

It looks very cool, too, Shirley! Thanks for the interesting post. I'll have to check it out next time I'm in the area.

Cheers,

Robin

August 15, 2010 06:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Shirley Parks
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Homes
Sands Realty 210-414-0966

Robin, Marchel, Myrl, Carl & Ceil, Melissa, Dale, Thank you all for stopping by to read my post and leave a comment!

August 16, 2010 07:32 AM
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