The project includes:
■ Installing solar power panels to generate its own power.
■ Installing solar tubes to increase natural lighting indoors.
■ Replacing fluorescent lights with LED downlights to cut lighting costs. ■ Installing louvre windows to increase air flow in the hotter months.
All of this work is now completed. The kindergarten thanks the Whangamata¯ Lions Club, The Lion Foundation, Enviroschools Waikato, Inspired Kindergartens, and wha¯ nau for fundraising for this project and giving it grants.
It thanked Neville at New World for his donations of kai for regular fundraising discos.
The kindergarten has purposefully positioned the solar tubes above the tables where children write, draw, paste and create. This is a heavyuse area indoors.
It can monitor the performance of solar panels online.