ReArch on building net-zero housing at Putney School

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Rendering provided by Maclay Architects and ReArch Company

Vermont Business Magazine The Putney School Faculty and Student Housing project includes (2) 13,600 SF of identical dormitories for a total of approximately 27,000 SF of new construction and associated sitework by ReArch of South Burlington. Each two-story building will contain (3) bedroom faculty housing and (11) dormitories. They include a comfortable common room and a small kitchenette with a full basement for additional storage.

Consistent with core beliefs of the Putney School “To MANAGE AND PROTECT the land, seek ways of living on Earth that are healthy for all beings, and shape our community as a model for sustainable living.” The project team is aiming for a Living Building Challenge certification for the two new buildings.

Throughout the pre-construction process, The Putney School, Maclay Architects, Energy Balance and ReArch considered a wide range of strategies to reduce the building’s carbon footprint and overall energy use while improving the quality of student and faculty interiors. The buildings will not use fossil fuels for heating or cooling and will feature solar water heating, photovoltaic solar panels and heat pumps for cold climates.

The building envelope has been carefully designed to maximize R-value while minimizing air intrusion.

The project has recently started construction and will be completed in October 2023.

25 August 2022 Putney, VT ReArch

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