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Understanding HVAC at Myrtle Beach Middle School

The energy-wise club at Myrtle Beach Middle School (Horry County Schools) tells us about the centralized geothermal system at their…

Understanding the Building Envelope

EnergyWise students invite James Rice from Firstfloor Energy Positive to explain how building envelope is designed and constructed at Socastee…

What’s a Watt? Understanding Energy Data

Students at St. James Intermediate School in Horry County Schools, SC learn about energy data and terms with Jerry Marshall…

Energy Positive Schools 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…

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