The Federal Ministry of the Republic of Austria on Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, has handed Vienna International School (VIS) a certificate for our sustainable contribution by saving 60,18 Tonnes of Carbon dioxide release into the atmosphere this year.
This is the result of the great school effort made through the development of 3000 sq. meters of green roof, including areas of photovoltaic installations.
This project has been fully implemented in 2021 and is currently generating about 15% of the electricity our school uses every day. There are a total of 446 solar panels on the roof, covering an area of more than 800m2 and generating an estimated annual savings of 76.000 kg of CO2 emissions.
This project is an important part of our ECO School initiative, in terms of taking responsibility and finding alternatives that help us reduce the Carbon footprint. In our journey, we need to adapt to new ways of life to help support the sustainability of our planet. In addition to saving operating funds is also a great way for our students to learn about alternative energy. Our school is committed to involving our students in caring for the environment and understanding sustainable energy alternatives, and the solar energy project exemplifies this commitment.
What do you do to save energy? Here is a first tip for you: save energy by unplugging all unused appliances.