W.G. Pearson Elementary School has received LEED certification, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
Pearson, a magnet program located at 3501 Fayetteville St., is the state's second elementary school to receive the rating, according to a news release.
It distinguishes buildings that have eco-friendly designs because they use less energy and water and take advantage of natural resources such as daylight.
The two-story, 82,000-square-foot school houses more than 600 students and its "green" features include bike racks to encourage carbon-less commutes and drought-tolerant plants to minimize water usage.
For more information on the LEED program for schools, visit this brand new Web site specifically regarding the "greening" of schools.