Sing Dong Elementary School
Aims of Our Project:
(1) Improving our school environment with rainwater harvesting, insulation, and energy recycling
(2) Reuse of derelict sites; interior improvement; and energy education system
We installed double roofs (for interior improvement and rainwater recycling) on our teaching building. The east part of the building has an eastern exposure and therefore has caused unbearable heat in the classrooms. With the gutter and double roof, we collect rainwater and direct it to an eco pond. In doing so, we not only cut the power consumption but also solve the leaking problem in the classrooms.
As for showered roof (for interior improvement and natural & healthy materials), we put the rainwater harvesting tanks outside the general building, collect rainwater from the guttering system, and direct it to the roof of a reading room. The showered roof effectively lowers the temperature of the reading room.
We use the harvested rainwater to irrigate this garden, and improve the space with multi-level greening and permeable paving. We also take down those decayed fencing posts on the north and east sides of our campus, lower the school walls, and grow some plants around there. Then, students would be able to see farther into the landscape of their hometown and find the beauty of local communities.
We hope in the near future, our school can be fully committed to integrating our resources into local communities and act as a platform to share all these experiences in eco education and sustainable development with local people.
- Sing Dong Elementary School
- System: Elementary
- Report year: 2009
- Area: South Taiwan
- County: Tainan