Easing The Pathway Towards A Net-Zero Energy School

Originally posted by Facility Executive: When planning new schools, a key question is how to best achieve maximum carbon reduction, energy efficiency, and community health. Fortunately, opportunities available today to reach a Net-Zero Energy — or even a Net-Positive Energy outcome — make these goals not only feasible, but achievable.

Fales Elementary School, a Net-Positive Energy school project in the Westborough, MA, is an example of these advancements. Opened in November 2021, the school is projected to generate 11.6% more on-site energy annually than required to operate the all-electric school.

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