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Discovery Elementary School
Project Type:
Education K-12
Project Location:
5241 36th St N
Arlington, Virginia 22207
USA
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AIA Committee on the Environment:
2017 Top Ten
Design Features:
Zero Energy, Photovoltaics, Thermal Mass
Project Summary:
This project sets a new standard for public schools to achieve net zero energy in a challenging climate and makes excellent design decisions that reduce energy through daylighting and site integration. The building section responds to the slope of the site and provides views and connection to the outside for all classrooms.

In addition to being one of the few net zero energy schools in the United States, the project also demonstrated rainwater harvesting and rain gardens while making significant water savings. This project gives students the opportunity to enjoy hands-on learning around energy efficiency and generation.

(Source: AIA COTE 2017)
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Design and Construction Team:
Heery
Construction Manager
CMTA Consulting Engineers
Mechanical, Lighting, Net-Zero Energy Design
Fox + Associates
Structural Engineer
Bowman Consulting
Civil Engineer
EIS Incorporated
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OCULUS
Landscape Architect
Toole Design Group
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Downey & Scott, LLC
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