Committed to the environment
We are proud to be an Energy Star-certified school
Pennington Montessori is actively committed to providing our community with a healthy learning environment that minimizes its impact on the world-at-large. As a “green” School we go beyond using energy-efficient light bulbs and faucets, by incorporating concepts such as sustainability, conservancy and recycling into our everyday practices and teaching. We hope that our commitment to sustainability will impact not only our community, but also those that our children will inhabit and have the power to affect in the future.
As a “green” School we go beyond using energy-efficient light bulbs and faucets, by incorporating concepts such as sustainability, conservancy and recycling into our everyday practices and teaching.
In June 2011, Pennington Montessori was the first school in New Jersey (and 7th nationwide) to earn Silver LEED-EB certification awarded by the United States Green Building Council. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system is the nationally accepted benchmark for green buildings. We are proud to be an Energy Star-certified school and are committed to maintaining these strict standards going forward.
Read the announcement of our Silver LEED-EB award Click Here
Benefits of a Green School
- Creates a healthy environment that is conducive to learning while saving energy, resources, and money
- Supports student learning through improvements in indoor air quality, lighting, thermal comfort, and maintenance practices – all of which have an important impact on a child’s ability to learn and a teacher’s ability to teach
- Provides superior indoor air quality which has been linked to lower asthma rates, fewer allergies, reduced absenteeism and increased teacher retention rates
- Is less costly to operate, utilize durable materials, and greatly reduce water and energy use
- Provides an educational experience that transcends the classroom by creating a host of opportunities for curriculum innovation and hands-on, project based learning in which the building itself becomes an interactive teaching tool.