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China school incorporates energy-effficient technologies

A school with about 3,000 students in the small city of Mianyang, China, has become host to some of the world's most energy-efficient construction technologies. China Daily reports that the Mianyang Experimental Primary School has installed solar panels, double-glazed windows, soundproof doors, energy-efficient cooling and lighting, and many other technologies that ensure students' comfort using minimal energy. The seeds of the school's adoption of the technology were sown five years ago when the school was badly damaged by the Sichuan earthquake that killed about 70,000 people. In the reconstruction efforts, the school has achieved Germany's energy saving building standard

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