All Systems Go For Net-Zero

Perhaps the most prominent nod to the Lady Bird Johnson Middle School's energy-efficient measures are the 12 45-foot-tall wind turbines that line the west side of the site.

Windows stretch one-and-a-half stories in Lady Bird Johnson Middle School's southwest corner, allowing ample light into the library.

Lady Bird Johnson Middle School in Irving, Texas.

Lady Bird Johnson Middle School's 2,988 solar panels can be viewed by students firsthad via a rooftop viewing platform.

Windows stretch one-and-a-half stories in Lady Bird Johnson Middle School's southwest corner, allowing ample light into the library.

To keep students and faculty abreast of Lady Bird Johnson Middle School's performance, Greentouch monitors from Siemens display daily building energy usage and production.

Lady Bird Johnson Middle School in Irving, Texas.

Lady Bird Johnson Middle School site plan.

Roof drains at Lady Bird Johnson Middle school collect rainwater and pass it to an underground storage tank. From there, it is used for irrigation and no potable water will be needed for landscaping.

Lady Bird Johnson Middle School in Irving, Texas, is a net-zero-energy project that is also aiming for LEED Gold certification.

Lady Bird Johnson Middle School's classroom and hallways are equipped with daylight harvesting and dimming equiment. Exterior windows have sensors that control the light level of indoor fixtures in response to the available amount of natural daylight.

Windows stretch one-and-a-half stories in Lady Bird Johnson Middle School's southwest corner, allowing ample light into the library.

Lady Bird Johnson Middle School includes a life-size sun dial so that students can learn about earth-sun rotation and time.

Lady Bird Johnson Middle School's hallways become learning environments thanks to four interactive science nodes for sun, earth, wind, and water.

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