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Solar Panels Installed on New Athletics & Wellness Center

At the end of March, 692 solar panels were installed on the roof of the new Athletics and Wellness Center to complete the construction of a 280km solar system. This effort furthers Country School’s commitment to environmental sustainability and will increase the school’s solar energy use from about 10% to about 50%, while saving the school nearly $27k in utility costs each year. The school has already been using solar power generated by a solar array atop the Stevens Upper School Building.
“Smaller generations of local electricity is the way of the future,” said Facilities Supervisor John Neill. “Everyone needs to do their part.”

The partnership was developed with support from Victor Catano, CFO, and through negotiations by trustee Heidi Locke-Simon. You can check out a video of the new solar panels HERE. 

Environmental sustainability is a critically important area of focus here at Country School, and it is an important part of the Boldly Forward Campaign as well. There are many opportunities for donors to support the school’s commitment to renewable energy, as well as some of the other Green initiatives here on campus, including outdoor classrooms and other landscaping efforts. If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, or if you are interested in supporting the school’s commitment to environmental sustainability, please contact Ryan Smith, Director of Advancement, at or (203) 801-5633.
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