Copenhagen International School: Sustainable school decked out in 12,000 solar panels

A new and sustainable school in Copenhagen, with a unique facade of 12,000 solar panels arranged in a sequin-like effect, is capable of supplying more than half of the school’s annual electricity consumption.

The solar cells cover a total area of 6,048 square meters making it one of the largest building-integrated solar power plants in Denmark.

Copenhagen International School (CIS), designed by C.F. Møller Architects, is located on a prominent site in Copenhagen’s new Nordhavn district. The solar cells on the building’s facade cover a total area of 6,048 square meters making it one of the largest building-integrated solar power plants in Denmark.

The main school building is subdivided into four smaller towers, each specially adapted to meet the needs of children at different stages of development. It has a capacity of 1.200 pupils.

In addition to having a state of the art sustainable building, the school is also integrating sustainability into its ethos, practices and curriculum.

Anders Smith, a board member of ECIS, the foundation behind the build of the new Copenhagen International School, said: “With 12,000 solar panels on the school we made both a aesthetic and a sustainable decision. It will generate electricity that will make the school more sustainable, we will save money and on sunny days contribute electricity to the grid and ourselves.

“But more importantly it also shows everyone at the school that we can and should contribute.”

Copenhagen International School

Rosalind Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She is a writer who specialises in sustainable lifestyle and living, wellbeing, and entertainments. Rosalind also works as a psychic, counsellor, intuitive reader and spiritual life coach helping people to become who they truly are and manifest their heart & soul’s desires into their lives: www.rosalindmedea.com


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