The OSU Solar Decathlon Building, formerly located at the Columbus Zoo, has arrived in New Albany and is now located adjacent to the Vernal Pool Sheds. Later this spring/summer, it will be permanently installed in the north meadow of the main School Campus.
This net-zero energy building, a gift from The Ohio State University to the New Albany Schools will serve in the future as a K-12 Nature & Renewable Energy STEM Education Center. It is valued at $300,000. An anonymous donor to the New Albany Community Foundation gifted the $8000 required to have the building moved to New Albany.
Future plans call for this 800 square foot, self-contained building to serve as a learning center for New Albany students and the greater school community. The building also came with 1000 square feet of decking, stairs and handicap ramp and a large amount of valuable permeable pavers for constructing an ADA-compliant path leading up to the building.