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ERIC Number: EJ967569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1059-7417
Place-Based Learning: Interactive Learning and Net-Zero Design
Holser, Alec; Becker, Michael
Educational Facility Planner, v45 n4 p52-54 2011
Food and conservation science curriculum, net-zero design and student-based building performance monitoring have come together in the unique and innovative new Music and Science Building for Oregon's Hood River Middle School. The school's Permaculture-based curriculum both informed the building design and was also transformed through the integrated design process. The building both houses the school's science program and acts as a teaching tool integrated into the curriculum. This project won the first 2030 Challenge Design Award, is one of the first net-zero K-12 projects completed in the country and is currently under review for LEED Platinum certification. It offers a tangible demonstration of how decentralized energy and water systems, aquaculture, biological energy systems, year-round food production and performance monitoring can be incorporated in K-12 design and woven into school curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon