HCPS Goes Green
Since July 2009, the school division has adopted an energy efficiency program supported by the Virginia School Board Association (VSBA), 2009 Green Schools Challenge "Go Green Virginia".
HCPS has already completed many energy efficient actions such as:
- Replacing T12 fluorescent lighting in schools with electronic ballasts and T8 tubes.
- Replacing halide light fixtures in Halifax County High School Gymnasium with fluorescent T5 high bay fixtures increasing light levels at lower energy costs.
- Replacing incandescent light fixtures in Cluster Springs Early Learning Center with fluorescent T5 fixtures increasing light levels at lower energy costs.
- Replacing lighting in Exit signs with energy efficient LED lights.
- Using a control system for heating and air conditioning systems at Halifax County High School, Halifax County Middle School, Cluster Springs and South Boston Elementary Schools.
- Monitoring indoor air quality in compliance with Environmental Protection Agency protocols.
- Joining ENERGY STAR® as a Partner and making a fundamental commitment to protect the environment through continuous improvement of our energy performance.
- Using only Green Certified Cleaning Products throughout the school system.
- Installing LED exterior wallpacks at Clays Mill, Meadville, Sinai, and Scottsburg elementary schools.
- Promoting alternative modes of transportation to school such as walking, bicycling, and carpooling.
- Participating in Green Education Foundation’s Green Classroom Pledge.
- Adopting an anti-idling policy for all school buses.
- Performing roadside litter pickup twice a year in accordance with VDOT’s Adopt a Highway Program.