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Geothermal system, energy-efficient elevator are key elements in first net-zero public high school in Rhode Island

October 07, 2013

The new East Bay MET School in Newport will be the first net-zero public high school in Rhode Island. The school will employ a geothermal system to heat and cool a portion of the building. Other energy-saving measures will include LED lighting, room occupancy sensors, an energy-efficient elevator that uses half the power of a conventional elevator, and a highly insulated envelope that will prevent heat transfer.

Solar arrays built on and around the new school will provide 150 kilowatts of energy, enough for the 16,800 sf building’s entire electric and heating needs. The school should be ready to host classes beginning in January.

(http://www.ecori.org/green-groups/2013/9/25/new-met-plans-to-be-ris-first-net-zero-school.html)

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