April 20, 2017
DeSimone is pleased to announce that PS 62, The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership & Sustainability, is presented with an award of Excellence in Institutional Development by the Urban Land Institute of New York.
Located in Staten Island and designed in collaboration with architects SOM, the school produces the same amount of energy as it uses, making it one of the most sustainable schools in the world and the first net zero energy school in New York City.
The 68,000-square-foot, 2-story structure serves 444 pre-kindergarten through 5th grade students. An array of sustainable and low-energy features were incorporated in the building including ultra-tight high-performance building envelope, energy-efficient lighting textures, low-energy kitchen equipment, greenhouse and vegetable gardens, a geo-exchange system, energy recovery ventilators and demand-control ventilation, and a solar thermal system for hot water.