Docklands Primary School
Our team (Monash Solar Decathlon Team or MSDT) is creating an inclusive, net-zero elementary school for all students, including those with special needs, such as vision, hearing and mobility impairment, and highfunctioning autism. To accommodate for these special needs, we are implementing different inclusive design elements, such as ramps for wheelchair access, discrete braille and satellite classrooms. Another key design goal is to
minimize environmental footprint by achieving net-zero energy and reducing embodied carbon through features such as thermal chimneys, optimized size and spacing of louvres, and design for disassembly. We aim to nurture sustainable
habits amongst students and staff by gamifying energy consumption and water usage, and to educate them about renewable energy through design features such as a wind turbine that powers the greenhouse lights. The school encourages community engagement through shared, secure spaces, including a vegetable garden.
Minimize environmental footprint by achieving net-zero energy and reducing embodied carbon
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