Jonathan Montessori School (JMS) in Chaska has completed phase one of its transition from incandescent light bulbs to LED lighting.
“JMS works to instill the love of learning not just now, but throughout a child’s life,” stated Chris Donato, JMS board president, in a press release. “By reducing the amount of energy needed to light the building, we’re also creating a better world for them to do that in.”
According to General Electric’s Eco-Energy Estimator, phase one of the project will reduce CO2 air emissions by 34,251 pounds, reduce coal consumption by 16,005 pounds and save four acres of forest every year.
JMS is working toward phase two of its lighting project and is also looking into water conservation, reducing landfill waste, heating/cooling efficiencies and enhanced environmental landscaping, according to the press release.