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

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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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Some good information

Aug 01, 2010 04:54 PM #1
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

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

Aug 01, 2010 04:54 PM #2
Cheryl S . Glover
Keller Williams Classic III Realty - Clermont, FL

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.

Aug 01, 2010 04:58 PM #3
Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate

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.

Aug 01, 2010 05:01 PM #4
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

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!

Aug 01, 2010 05:28 PM #5
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

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

Aug 01, 2010 05:58 PM #6
Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate

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

I agree, John.

Aug 02, 2010 09:53 AM #7
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

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 

Aug 02, 2010 10:13 AM #8
Melissa Anderson
Mortgage of Texas & Financial - San Antonio, TX

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

Aug 02, 2010 11:13 AM #9
Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

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.

Aug 03, 2010 02:37 PM #10
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

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.

Aug 06, 2010 10:56 AM #11
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

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

Aug 10, 2010 04:18 PM #12
Robin Rogers
Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas - San Antonio, TX
CRS, TRC, MRP - Real Estate Investment Adviser

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.



Aug 15, 2010 11:52 AM #13
Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
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Robin, Marchel, Myrl, Carl & Ceil, Melissa, Dale, Thank you all for stopping by to read my post and leave a comment!

Aug 16, 2010 12:32 AM #14
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