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The Stern-designed Kohler Environmental Center forces students to work with their zero-energy building

The common room of the Kohler Environmental Center. High windows offer ample daylight and summer cross ventilation. Students learn cooking techniques at an open kitchen beyond. Photographer: Peter Aaron/Robert A. M. Stern Architects via Bloomberg The seminar room in the Kohler Environmental Center at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut. Designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects, the residential and academic facility targets net-zero energy. Photographer: Peter Aaron/Robert A. M. Stern Architects via Bloomberg Roof-mounted solar-thermal panels, which heat water at Choate Rosemary Hall. It is one of more than a dozen tactics that the Kohler Environmental Center uses to reduce energy use to net zero. Photographer: Peter Aaron/Robert A. M. Stern Architects The Kohler Environmental Center as seen from the courtyard at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut. To achieve net-zero energy use the building uses an array of tactics including natural ventilation and controlled use of daylight and shade. Solar panels have been installed on the roof and on an array behind the building. Photographer: Peter Aaron/Robert A. M. Stern Architects via Bloomberg

The seminar room in the Kohler Environmental Center at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut. Designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects, the residential and academic facility targets net-zero energy. Photographer: Peter Aaron/Robert A. M. Stern Architects via Bloomberg
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The seminar room in the Kohler Environmental Center at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut. Designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects, the residential and academic facility targets net-zero energy. Photographer: Peter Aaron/Robert A. M. Stern Architects via Bloomberg



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