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Officials open W.Va.'s 2nd 'green' public school

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia's second "green" public school is opening Saturday.

Officials have scheduled a ribbon-cutting and tours for Saturday morning at the $16 million Eastwood Elementary School in Morgantown.

It's Monongalia County's first environmentally friendly school but the second in the state.

The other is Spring Mills Primary School in Martinsburg, which was awarded LEED Gold Certification last summer.

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, which is a sustainable building evaluation developed by the United States Green Building Council.

Eastwood is currently being considered for silver certification by the council.

Eastwood has been under construction for two years near the intersection of Mileground Road and state Route 705.

It was finished in March and will serve about 480 pre-kindergarten to fifth-grade students.


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