Nan-Kwang Senior High School
We take our campus as a living example and teaching aid for our eco education, one that students can explore in the environment, not in the textbooks. We hope we can connect our school with other local schools and communities and develop our sustainable campus project into a bigger one, a closely knit web of green education that can encompass every aspect of students・ life.
As global warming is a rising crisis that people around the world have to face and deal with, our school propose a sustainable campus project based on ：Energy Saving & Carbon Reduction；. Main actions taken are as follows:
Solar power is a green energy, clean and pollution-free. The conversion of sunlight into electricity is one of the best examples of Energy Saving & Carbon Reduction. There are two types of solar power on our campus. Solar panels are located on the front building・s roof at a tilt angle of facing south for better performance. Such power conversion acts as a part of our school・s green efforts and helps cut our electricity bills. The other one is solar tracking panel. These panels orient toward the sun to maximize the energy collected. The energy then is converted into electricity and kept in solar cells for street lighting after dark.
Rainwater is the best gift from heaven and of vital importance in people・s daily life. Our rainwater recycling system collects rainwater and then supplies toilet flushing and campus irrigation. The reuse of rainwater can also reduce surface runoff and prevent flooding on the campus.
We installed high efficiency lights to save energy, protect students・ eyesight, and provide a healthy study environment. We use discarded building materials to lower their impact on the environment. These recycled materials are of irreplaceable importance to sustainable development. The wooden pillars on our campus are recycled to make benches. With the help from our contractor, the stone table is also made of recycled building materials and natural stones. The furniture fits in with our environment perfectly. They not only provide a better study environment but also become a part of our green features. With all these green efforts, we have turned our school into an attractive place, not just for our students to study, but also for local people to come and relax.
- Nan-Kwang Senior High School
- System: High school
- Report year: 2009
- Area: South Taiwan
- County: Tainan