Academy for Global Citizenship
Chicago, Illinois // 2011
The Academy for Global Citizenship (AGC) is an International Baccalaureate charter school ardently committed to sustainability. AGC is internationally recognized for its green initiatives, which include daily organic meals, a solar installation, a schoolyard habitat and vegetable garden, rain barrels, composting, yoga, nutrition education, a faculty wellness program and sustainability curriculum. To integrate this culture into the physical environment, the plan for a "living school" goes beyond a net zero building and targets the Living Building Challenge. A ground-source heat pump system, energy recovery AHU’s, chilled beams, LED lighting, a super-insulated building envelope, and a photovoltaic array will be incorporated to achieve a net-zero energy operation.
How can we deeply connect children to their natural environment, fostering the compassion and critical thinking that is necessary for both to grow healthily into the future?
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