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George C. Marshall High School is one of 28 high schools in the Fairfax County Public School District (FCPS) serving over 2,000 students and 100 faculty members. The Falls Church, Virginia facility was renovated and expanded in 2012-13 through a $60 million bond for facility renovations and included student-raised funds to support energy conservation measures as part of FCPS’ Get 2 Green program. The tour was led by student members of Marshall’s Green Team. The facility includes Low E windows with passive solar shading on the windows increasing access to daylight while minimizing heating and cooling of the building classrooms. The group was able to check out the school’s green roof, and learned about the high-efficiency HVAC system, lighting upgrades, and ENERGY STAR® certified kitchen equipment in the school. Marshall High also features water efficiency measures including bio retention ponds, filter boxes, and permeable pavement to collect and filter storm water runoff. To date, energy consumption post-construction had realized decreases in both electricity and natural gas usage, by 7 percent and 17 percent respectively. In addition to being a Better Buildings Challenge K-12 partner, FCPS was recognized this year as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for Energy Management.
Check out these photos from the Marshall High School building tour; thank you to the Marshall High Green Team and Fairfax County Public Schools!
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Marshall High School Better Buildings Summit Tour
Native species garden at Marshall High School
Passive solar shading on the windows
Front entrance to Marshall High School