BacaDloay-Azhi Community School

BacaDloay-Azhi Community School

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The Baca Dlo'ay azhi Community School, located on the Navajo Nation reservation in Prewitt, New Mexico, serves students in kindergarten through grade six. The building incorporates Native American cultural concepts including an orientation that reflects the meanings associated with the four cardinal directions. The name means "little prairie dog" in Navajo.Energy use at the school is expected to be 20% lower than in a comparable, conventional facility. This was accomplished through the use of daylighting, low-emissivity windows, shading, an efficient mechanical system, and a sophisticated energy-management system. The school has also purchases wind power for half of its energy use. Water use is kept low through the use of low-flow faucets and native, xeric landscaping. The school is expected to use at least 30% less water than a comparable, conventional facility. #Connection_to_outdoors #Daylighting #department_of_eneregy #doe #Droughttolerant_landscaping #energy_efficient #Glazing #Green_framework #Indigenous_vegetation #Indoor_air_quality_monitoring #Integrated_team #Local_materials #Occupant_recycling #Open_space_preservation #Passive_solar #Recycled_materials #Stormwater_management
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