The 10story mixeduse building in Raleigh NC that  the Exploris School will share with other businesses is designed to be energypositivemdashit will produce more energy than its consumes SfL+a Architects

The 10-story mixed-use building in Raleigh, N.C., that the Exploris School will share with other businesses is designed to be energy-positive—it will produce more energy than its consumes.

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Given an opportunity to upgrade their facilities, some education institutions are planning schools designed to meet the changing needs of modern students.

Year after year, education institutions in the United States face the continuing challenge of providing suitable learning environments for students. They may need more classrooms and support spaces to handle a spike in student enrollment; they may have to replace aging, worn-out spaces that would be too costly to repair; they may have to overhaul school facilities that no longer meet the diverse learning styles of 21st-century students or changing instructional strategies.

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