HGA’s Forest Edge Elementary School is Wisconsin’s first net-zero energy school

HGA, a national interdisciplinary firm with deep roots in the Midwest, has announced that Forest Edge Elementary School in Fitchburg, a small suburban city just south of Madison, Wisconsin, has achieved net-zero energy status a full year after its completion.

The 126,580-square-foot facility, which is now officially the first public school in the Badger State to generate as much energy as it consumes, was engineered by HGA as part of a larger design and construction team that also included Bray Architects and Madison-headquartered project contractor Findorff. The highly sustainable two-story building, topped with a 646-kilowatt solar array, is the fourth elementary school in Dane County’s Oregon School District (OSD).

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