Texas elementary aims for net-zero-energy status

Sept. 23, 2013
Lee Elementary in Coppell district is scheduled to open in 2014.

The Coppell (Texas) District has broken ground on an elementary school that will be built as a net-zero-energy campus. The Dallas Morning News says that when Richard J. Lee Elementary School opens in fall 2014, it will be classified as net-zero-ready. A full net-zero classification will come if the school board decides to buy additional solar panels for the school. The 95,633-square-foot school will have a butterfly garden; a rainwater-collection system to flush toilets and sustain an eco-pond; and a geothermal system for heating and cooling.

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