Gen7 Zero Net Energy
Our Zero Net Energy Gen7 is our most energy-efficient model, providing the ideal learning environment while combining the latest technology with renewable energy to reduce energy consumption by 70%. Roof-mounted solar panels convert sunlight into electricity, generating more energy over the course of a year than is required to operate the building.
Gen7’s Zero Net Energy strategy is rooted in the basics of sustainable design. Focusing on site orientation, building envelope, daylighting, high-efficiency HVAC, lighting systems and controls significantly reduces the building’s energy needs, preventing an overreliance on renewable energy. Occupant-driven programs and training lower the building’s energy demand, helping schools save money.
Flexibility for the Future
Gen7 is designed to carry the additional load of a photovoltaic (PV) system and has Pre-Check (PC) approval from the Division of the State Architect (DSA) for PV panels. Schools can make renewable energy part of their long-term energy goals now or add solar panels later, when the budget permits.
Because Gen7 is shipped 90% complete with PV panels in place, structures can begin generating power the day they’re installed.
“The efficiency of Gen7 classrooms is designed to be 33% better than required by code. The PV system is designed to produce 15% more electricity than the classrooms consume, far exceeding the requirements needed to achieve all of the LEEDv3 Optimize Energy Performance, On-site Renewable Energy and the related Innovation in Design points.”
Energy Education Dashboard
Gen7’s Energy Education Dashboard allows schools to monitor, control and optimize energy performance while educating students and promoting environmental education.
Brentwood School as of June 8th, 2016View Large
-Solar Array Production
Brentwood School as of June 8th, 2016 View Large
Schedule your tour of the Gen7 Green Learning Center or a Gen7 site near you today.