Sustainability is an institutional priority, and we are proud of our efforts to reduce waste production and energy consumption. Shipley has made significant measurable impacts with facilities upgrades and a transformation of school practices in recent years. These efforts reflect our commitment to individual and collective well-being, and our dedication to inspiring our students to be responsible global citizens.
Opening of Silver LEED-Certified Commons
Solar panels, rainwater harvesting, green construction materials, and optimal use of natural lighting helped Shipley earn a Silver LEED certification for the Piltch Commons.
Switch to Renewables
In a show of commitment to sustainability, Shipley began using electricity provided by 100% renewable power sources.
Green Restaurant Certification
Shipley’s Avery Silverman Dining Hall received three-star certification as a Green Restaurant®, based on energy and water conservation, menu choices, procurement of food, composting, and waste reduction.
LED Lights Installed in Middle School
In a major upgrade, 50% of lighting in the West Middle School was upgraded to LEDs.
Water Bottle Ban
Shipley committed to not providing single-use plastic water bottles at All School Events.
Sustainability by the Numbers
52% reduction in the amount of waste we send to the landfill.
65% increase in the amount of waste we compost.
100% of our electricity comes from renewable sources.
75% of lighting in the Upper School are LEDs, which cut energy use by 80% and last 25 times longer than incandescent.
50% of lighting in the Middle School are LEDs.
$100K per year reduction in electricity bills with LEDs.