Gh. Rosca Codreanu National College

 One of four high schools in a small town about 150 miles from Bucharest, the school’s historic main building was built in 1846 and is protected.

As such, the school’s options to implement energy efficiency are more limited. The school has already planted trees, renovated a local park and run an ‘environment day’. It has set a target for reducing its grid electricity demand by 70% using LED lighting and solar panels. The money saved will be spent on insulating the buildings and providing seminars for other schools and the local community. The education component is critical, and is targeted at the students, other schools, local communities and industries. The school project is unique in Romania and could inspire others to do similar work.