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Julia Nugent Shares Practical Actions to Achieve Net-Zero Energy in School Business Affairs Magazine

In an article published in the May 2021 issue of School Business Affairs Magazine, HMFH Principal Julia Nugent identifies five critical steps for the successful design of net-zero energy (NZE) public schools.

Designing to high-level sustainability standards such as net-zero energy can be a daunting task, but establishing a set of practical actions early on in the design process can keep a project on track to achieve challenging design goals. Julia draws from her experience leading the design of the Fales Elementary School – the first positive net energy public school in Massachusetts – to highlight strategies to overcome potential obstacles on the path to a healthier, cleaner, low-carbon future.

Read the full article here.