This award winning facility has been constructed on a seventeen acre site of the existing Paradise Elementary School. This facility is the first LEED® Gold Certified elementary school in Lancaster County and has been designed to conserve and reduce energy consumption and costs. The district sought to construct a building that conserved land resources, optimized energy performance, reduced energy consumption and costs, reduced water consumption, lessened storm water impact, and supported the regional economy by utilizing regional materials and resources. Further energy saving features include: increased insulation in walls and roof, dimming ballast in all luminaries with daylight controls and occupancy sensors, monitoring software to continuously document energy loads, building orientation for optimal natural lighting, and high efficiency windows. The elementary school is for students in grades K-5 and is a 92,140 sq.ft. facility.