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Breaking Ground on P.S. 62

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Source: The Architect's Newspaper

Ground has been broken on what will be the first net-zero public school east of the Mississippi. Situated on a modest L-shaped site in the quiet residential stretches of southern Staten Island, P.S. 62 will offer students and local residents a glimpse of what the architecture of the future may resemble. Designed by SOM in collaboration with sustainability consultancy In:Posse and CASE (Center for Architecture, Science & Ecology, a research and development program operated jointly by SOM and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), the project will make use of nearly every arrow in the quiver of sustainability, blending them thoughtfully to create a building that will not only be easy on the environment, but will also be educational.

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