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

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

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Staten Island, United States
  • Managing Partner:Anthony Vacchione
  • Managing Director:Christopher McCready
  • Project Manager:Austin Harris
  • Senior Design Architect:Jon Cicconi
  • Senior Technical Coordinator:Carrie Moore
  • Sustainability And Net Zero Consultant:In:Posse
  • R&D Collaborator:Center for Architecture Science & Ecology
  • Civil & Tra C Engineering:Philip Habib & Associates
  • Graphics And Data Visualization:Pentagram, Shen Milsom & Wilke
  • Theater Design:Harvey Marshall Berling Associates
  • Code Consultant:Design 2147
  • Vertical Transportation:Van Deusen & Associates
  • Cost Estimating:VJ Associates
  • Food Service:Hopkins Food Service
  • Site Area:3.5 acres
  • Design Partner:Roger Duffy
  • City:Staten Island
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Text description provided by the architects. 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
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© 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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Address:644 Bloomingdale Rd, Staten Island, NY 10309, United States

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Cite: "The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground / SOM" 18 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/780383/the-kathleen-grimm-school-for-leadership-and-sustainability-at-sandy-ground-som> ISSN 0719-8884
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