Feature Article

Why Schools Are Embracing Net-Zero Energy

Schools are leading the way in net-zero energy, but some designers question whether these goals create the best learning environments. 

June 6, 2017

In Portland, Maine, the chair of a building committee dreamed of a schoolhouse that could offset the transportation energy required for students to commute to school.

In Arlington, Virginia, a school architect argued he could reduce energy costs without increasing his budget.