An article by Taiwan Today.

Ecologically designed buildings and Taiwan’s first sloping running track are novel features of Xinshi Elementary School inaugurated Aug. 29 in New Taipei City’s Tamsui District.

“Xinshi combines environmentally friendly, low-carbon and ecological surroundings to create an optimal learning environment for nurturing all-round talent,” New Taipei City Mayor Eric Li-luan Chu said.

The school features an ecological forest and pond, energy saving facilities, rainwater recycling and teaching farm, an official at the city’s Public Works Department said. The campus design has been awarded diamond certification for meeting the nine criteria against which a green building is judged, including ecological diversity; energy saving; greening; healthy classrooms; low-carbon features; waste reduction; sewage and garbage disposal; water conservation and water resources.

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