Students and staff in Eagle River, Wis. received training to flush toilets. According to reports from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the high school installed water-saving toilets that give users two lever options for flushing — up and less water for No. 1, down and more water for No. 2.

The toilets, along with waterless urinals in the restrooms are just one way the school is looking to save energy and possibly become the first school in the state to receive certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, but they wont be the last.

School officials comment that even though initial costs of energy-efficient systems are usually greater than the alternatives, the eventual savings can be as big. According to the article, schools all over the state are implementing energy-saving programs.

The article goes on to explain some of the initiatives schools have taken to make their buildings more energy efficient, as well as what factored into their decision to implement green design. Click here for that full article.