Net-Zero Energy School Under Construction in Maine

Image credit: Friends School of Portland

Image credit: Friends School of Portland

We love seeing projects like this!

“The best part of this project has been seeing how excited and engaged the students and their families have been. They have helped steer the whole process. We’re all committed to being good stewards of the land, and to creating a home in Maine that will meet our needs for years to come.” – Jenny Rowe, Head of School

Friends School of Portland is building a 15,000-square-foot Zet-Zero Energy school – meaning it will not rely on fossil fuels, and will produce as much energy as it uses. The new school is also slated to achieve Passive House certification, a high international standard for energy efficiency. We love how the school has embraced this big idea, using it as a hands-on learning opportunity for students, staff and faculty to collaborate on the design and construction process. We’ve also enjoyed following the school’s progress through their blog (found here: http://friendsschoolofportland.org/campaign) and encourage you to do the same!

Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/renewable-energy/net-zero-energy-school-zb0z1411zsor.aspx#ixzz3IlKprwRq

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