11 Jun '11, 7pm

First Net-Zero School Building Helps Teach Students Value of Sustainability: yayy teaching,learning 4 youth of 2morrow!

First Net-Zero School Building Helps Teach Students Value of Sustainability: yayy teaching,learning 4 youth of 2morrow!

The Putney School, a private high school in rural Vermont, has quietly staked its claim to the first and only net-zero, Platinum LEED certified school building in the country. The simple appearance of the school’s new – and much needed – field house belies not only some of the most innovative sustainable building design , but also represents a major step forward for the school – a mission founder Camelita Hinton began back in 1935. Simply put, to make each generation better than the last. The story of the new net-zero field house is two-fold. First, there’s the building itself, and then the philosophy, vision, and work that brought it to fruition. Net-zero in Vermont Early in process, it was decided to design “tiers of performance above code” for the new field house, Putney CFO Randy Smith told me in a recent interview. What emerged from that initial idea is one of the few...

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2011/06/03/first-net-zero-school-bu...

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