A wooded enclave just north of Portland, Maine, will soon be the site of one of the few schools in the country built to passivhaus standards. Set to be completed by next June, the Friends School of Portland will measure 15,000 square feet when completed, making it the largest passivhaus structure in the state of Maine, according to Green Building Advisor. Architects plan to make the school a net-zero energy building, as it hosts 90 students, from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, who currently attend the Quaker day school in a rented building a few miles away.
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