10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The da Vinci School
10909 Midway Road
Dallas, TX 75229
When The da Vinci School designed our new facility, we examined every building material as well as the design features to create a healthy building. This plants the seed of sustainability for the future. While there are certainly financial benefits, we felt the message that we convey is more important.
kW 28.8 Installation Date : September 2010 Installer: Installed by SRE/ Gridpoint http://www.gridpoint.com/solar-overview/solar-energy-systems Funded with a $70,000 Grant from Green Mountain Energy’s Sun Club http://greenmountainenergysunclub.com/
kW 3.2 Installation date: September, 2010 Installer: AirVVin http://www.airvvin.com/AirVVin_US,_Inc..htmlEquipment: Vertical Axis Turbine
Green Mountain Energy http://www.greenmountain.com/
Capacity: 120 gallons We have limited requirements for hot water. System probably exceeds needs. Installation date: August, 2010 Installer: SRE/ Gridpoint http://www.gridpoint.com/solar-overview/solar-energy-systems
Installation date: June, 2010 Installer: Rainwater Harvesting Systems, Inc. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rainwater-Harvesting-Systems/91498268033
We do not monitor all of our energy use, but we have a program that measures solar energy production. We do not measure the wind turbine production. We are enrolled in the Energy Buy-Back program of Green Mountain. With that, they send us a rebate for every month when we are feeding power back into the grid (When we are generating more than 100% of our power needs). Since we enrolled in this program (May, 2012) we have received some amount of rebate every month.
8 foot overhangs for winter light and summer shade and North-South orientation.
White steel, R60 rating in insulation
Wiring for outlet available once electric vehicles are used by client base.
Native and drought-tolerant plants irrigated by drip lines from rainwater collection system.
Yes and T-8 fluorescent
The da Vinci School is a science-based preschool and kindergarten program that has been in operation since 1987. We have operated with an eye to environmental awareness long before it was popular. When we designed our new facility, we examined every building material as well as the design features to create a healthy building – as free of toxic materials that could pose any health risk to our young students. In addition, we wanted to play our part in the front end – how many resources does it take to keep this facility operational – as well as how can we use this building as a teaching tool for the students and the community. This plants the seed of sustainability for the future. While there are certainly financial benefits, we felt the message that we convey is more important.