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Kathleen Grimm School Leads the Way in New York's Mission for Sustainable Schools

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Source: urbanNext

The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground is the first net zero energy school in New York City and one of the first of its kind worldwide. ...The cutting-edge building harvests as much energy from renewable on-site resources as it uses on an annual basis. ...

Designed to comply with the SCA Green Schools Guide in lieu of LEED certification, the project is the NYC School of Construction Authority's first "sustainability lab."... SOM's design offers an energy-use reduction of 50% over a SCA standard public school.

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