Going for (LEED) Gold
The Haverford School built Montgomery County's first LEED Gold certified building. Haverford's Upper School building (pictured above) makes a clear statement regarding our community's commitment to raise awareness about the importance of sustainability and making decisions that show foresight with regard to renewable resources and environmental stewardship.
The student-conceived Sustainability Alliance planned and implemented a system whereby recyclable paper is collected weekly from all three divisions and deposited in a receptacle in the Lower School parking lot.
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Facilities & Maintenance
The Sodexo team at Haverford is committed to developing and implementing new and more effective ways of reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, conserving water, promoting responsible waste management, and reducing the use of toxic chemicals. The Haverford School follows all EPA regulations regarding asbestos management in schools. Our asbestos management plan is available in the Facilities Office.
We’re also working to create and advance new models of sustainable community development. Our ability to promote the well-being of people and the planet is possible only because of the work we do in partnership with our clients.
Lower School students use the Learning Garden as an outdoor laboratory to watch how the plants grow and change.
Middle School students tend the garden and learn about botany and binomial nomenclature.