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Energy Positive School vs. Net Zero School: What’s the Difference?

When classifying a building, many people use the terms “energy positive” and “net zero” interchangeably. What most do not realize…

Inside Look: Firstfloor Horry County Schools

Horry County, SC, a county the size of the state of Delaware, needed 8 replacement schools in order to continue…

Firstfloor Energy Positive: 2018 Highlights

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”  -Winston Churchill We’ve spun…

Energy Positive Schools: Defining the Community Impact of Zero Energy Schools

In several states across the country, school districts are realizing the benefits of zero energy schools and their impact on…

Two Horry County Schools Honored with Architectural and Interior Design Awards

Learning By Design, the nation’s premier source for education design innovation and excellence, has announced that two Horry County schools…

Firstfloor and SfL+a Featured in ASCENT Magazine

SfL+a Architects and Firstfloor were featured in two articles in Ascent Magazine’s Summer 2018 edition, How Precast Builds K-12 Schools:…

Firstfloor Energy Positive Wins ‘Best Projects’ Award in 18th Annual ENR Southeast Competition

Engineering News-Record, the leading trade publication for engineering and construction professionals, has announced the winners of its 18th annual Best…

Energy Positive Schools: Sandy Grove Middle School

It’s been 12 years since the concept of Sandy Grove Middle School originated. Since then, SfL+a Architects and Firstfloor Energy…

Energy Positive Schools: Benefits to Student Health and Safety

  How do we empower the engineers of the future? By getting them involved with the tech of today. At…

Jones County New PK-12 School: Construction Update

Construction on the new energy-positive PK-12 school in Jones County began 7 months ago. The building is on schedule to…

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