This project funded by

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State of Washington


Washington State School for the Blind


WA School for the Blind

Grade Level:
Vancouver, WA
PV System Size:
23.70 - kilowatts
Technology Type:
About the School:

The Ogden Resource Center serves as a test for large scale, state-owned buildings. At the time of installation, the system was one of the largest building-dedicated systems in the Pacific Northwest, based on kilowatts of power generated per square feet of building space. The Ogden Resource center is a new building on the Washington State School for the Blind (WSSB) campus. It serves as Washington's K-12 instructional resource center for blind and visually impaired children. The building integrates many sustainable elements, including the only modular earthroof on the west coast, photovoltaic solar, daylighting, onsite stormwater management, and a bioswale planter.

Energy monitoring services provided to the school by Solar 4R Schools in 2010 has connected the live performance data from their PV system to the Energy Exploration Center at Students and educators nationwide can chart, graph and analyze the system's performance data for educational purposes.