Cultivating Young Minds: A Net-Zero School for Tomorrow's Leaders

Cultivating Young Minds: A Net-Zero School for Tomorrow's Leaders

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A new Music and Science complex was added to the Hood River Middle School in 2010, earning LEED Platinum certification. Through a series of interviews with the school faculty and the design team, we explore the creation of a net-zero-energy building that complements the children’s studies of the balance of nature.

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  1. List the requirements for the ‘School as a Teaching Tool’ credit in LEED for Schools, and describe how the Hood River Middle School integrated them through hands-on learning
  2. Describe the Innovation in Design ‘Green Building Education’ credit that the Hood River Middle School, and differentiate it from the ‘School as a Teaching Tool” credit
  3. Relate the synergies amongst the education and participation of the students (ID c3) with Optimizing Energy Performance (EAc1) and On-Site Renewable Energy (EAc2)
  4. Explain strategies used in the project for water efficiency, reduction of material use and enhancing the indoor environment
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A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion