The U.S. Green Building Council has certified Prairie Winds Middle School for its environmental-friendly and sustainable features.

Superintendent Sherri Allen said, “Being LEED certified helps reduce our environmental footprint, it saves money by minimizing operational costs and is deliberate about criteria to create an environment conducive to comfort, learning and productivity.”

According to USGBC, Prairie Winds Middle School joins 2,000 K-12 school projects nationally who are certified and serve as a prime example of how local solutions can be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently to benefit the greater good.