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New York City's First Net Zero School Surrounds Students With Colorful Sustainability

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Source: Inhabitat

Architecture firm SOM recently completed New York City’s first net-zero energy school, a beautiful photovoltaic-clad building that’s also the country’s first net-zero school east of the Mississippi River. Named after former NYC Department of Education Deputy Chancellor, the Kathleen Grimm School of Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground, or P.S. 62, is designed to produce as much renewable energy on-site as it uses annually.

“By pushing for higher environmental performance with our design, we have a remarkable opportunity to define a new standard for energy-efficient school buildings in New York City and worldwide,” said SOM Design Partner Roger Duffy.

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