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New York’s First Zero Energy School on Staten Island

P.S. 62, a Net Zero Energy Elementary School on Staten Island

                                                             via N.Y. Observer

A 70,000 square foot building, which is set to open in September 2015, with 444 school seats,  will be located in the Rossville section of Southern Staten Island, and it will house kindergarten through fifth grade.

It will be a two-story building with a library, a cafeteria, a gymnasium that doubles as an auditorium, and music, science, and art suites. Not many green details about the project are currently known, except that it will produce as much energy as it uses, and it will serve as a lab to learn about sustainability and energy efficiency.

The 3.5 acre area where the school will be built is currently an unmolested plot of land covered in trees, and locals are lamenting the loss of the wooded area, as well as the changes the school will bring to the community. They’re concerned about traffic congestion on the neighborhood’s narrow roads, parking for teachers and staff, and child safety issues since the area currently has no sidewalks. The Department of Education has controlled the piece of land since 1942, but up until now they’ve had no need to develop it.


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Rob Ernst
Certified Structure Inspector - Reno, NV
Reno, NV-775-410-4286 Inspector & Energy Auditor

I hope it all works out the way it is planned and the energy efficiency built in has a short pay off. The sad part about this green project is that they are cutting the trees down. Hopefully the lumber is put to good use.

Mar 02, 2012 05:44 AM #1
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