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The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground / SOM

  • 11:00 - 18 January, 2016
The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground / SOM
The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground / SOM, © James Ewing - OTTO
© James Ewing - OTTO

© James Ewing - OTTO © James Ewing - OTTO © James Ewing - OTTO © James Ewing - OTTO +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    644 Bloomingdale Rd, Staten Island, NY 10309, USA
  • Design Partner

    Roger Duffy
  • Area

    68000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    James Ewing - OTTO, Courtesy of Stark Video Inc. - Aerial New York © SOM
  • Managing Partner

    Anthony Vacchione, AIA
  • Managing Director

    Christopher McCready, AIA
  • Project Manager

    Austin Harris, AIA
  • Senior Design Architect

    Jon Cicconi, AIA
  • Senior Technical Coordinator

    Carrie Moore, AIA
  • General Contractor

    Leon D. DeMatteis Construction Corporation
  • Sustainability and Net Zero Consultant

    In:Posse
  • R&D Collaborator

  • MEP Engineering

    AKF Group
  • Structural Engineering

    Desimone Consulting Engineers, PLLC
  • Civil & Tra c Engineering

    Philip Habib & Associates
  • Geotechnical Engineering

    Langan Engineering and Environmental Services
  • Landscape Architect

    Mark K. Morrison Landscape
  • Lighting Design

    Brandston Partnership, Inc.
  • Graphics and Data Visualization

    Pentagram, Shen Milsom & Wilke
  • Theater Design

    Harvey Marshall Berling Associates
  • Code Consultant

    Design 2147 Ltd.
  • Vertical Transportation

    Van Deusen & Associates
  • Cost Estimating

    VJ Associates
  • Food Service

    Hopkins Foodservice Specialists, Inc.
  • Site Area

    3.5 acres
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Courtesy of Stark Video Inc. - Aerial New York © SOM
Courtesy of Stark Video Inc. - Aerial New York © SOM

From the architect. The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground is the first net zero energy school in New York City and one of the first of its kind worldwide. The 68,000-square-foot, two-story school serves 444 pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students. The cutting-edge building harvests as much energy from renewable on-site sources as it uses on an annual basis.

Section © SOM
Section © SOM

Designed to comply with the SCA Green Schools Guide in lieu of LEED® certification, the project is the NYC School Construction Authority’s first “sustainability lab.” This exploration into ultimate sustainability will provide substantial benefits to the City’s School Design Program and help achieve OneNYC goals for significant reductions in global warming emissions. SOM’s design offers an energy- use reduction of 50% over a SCA standard public school.

© James Ewing - OTTO
© James Ewing - OTTO
Floor Plan © SOM
Floor Plan © SOM
© James Ewing - OTTO
© James Ewing - OTTO

SOM optimized the orientation and massing of the courtyard-shaped building to take advantage of sunlight for both ample daylighting and photovoltaic arrays on the roof and south facade. Other sustainable and low-energy features incorporated in the design include an ultra-tight high-performance building envelope, daylight o set corridors, energy-efficient lighting textures, low-energy kitchen equipment, a greenhouse and vegetable garden, a geo-exchange system, energy recovery ventilators and demand-control ventilation, and a solar thermal system for hot water.

© James Ewing - OTTO
© James Ewing - OTTO
Detail © SOM
Detail © SOM
© James Ewing - OTTO
© James Ewing - OTTO
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