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USGBC NCR - Net Zero Discovery Elementary School Tour

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Discovery Elementary School

5241 36th Street North

Arlington, VA 22207

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Join us for a tour at Discovery Elementary School, the largest verified Zero Energy building in Virginia! While built to address student enrollment growth, the project was designed to meet a larger goal—to prove what can be achieved with a new public school facility. Recognizing that students are the creators of our collective future, Discovery sets the stage for the development of the skills necessary for long-term stewardship of our world. The school offers a positive example of a solution to the global crisis of climate change—and along the way emboldens students with the expectation that they are creative participants in those solutions. Every nook and cranny of Discovery is arranged to create a seamless integration between design, sustainability, and learning. The success of the school has inspired Arlington Public Schools to include net-zero energy design as a requirement in new construction procurement.

Certified LEED Gold, Discovery received 6 Innovation in Design credits including School as a Teaching Tool. The project team and school district challenged themselves to demonstrate what is possible in the sustainable design of a public school facility. The school’s net-zero energy features include a public building energy dashboard to help foster a culture of stewardship and accountability within the school community. To achieve the net zero energy goal, considerations for site footprint, solar orientation, building construction, water conservation, and energy use were given top priority in the design process. In the last year the school has produced more energy than it used, sending a surplus of 100,000 kWh to the grid.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this page incorrectly described Discovery Elementary as "the largest verified Zero Energy building in the world."

Please note: Ticket refunds can be issued up to a week before this event, but a 20% service fee will be withheld. Tickets cannot be refunded less than a week before the event.

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Discovery Elementary School

5241 36th Street North

Arlington, VA 22207

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