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Paul W. Crowley East Bay MET School

Net zero number one

  • 16K+

    Square Feet

  • 130


  • Newport, Rhode Island

    Newport, Rhode Island

Maximizing renewable energy sources to reflect a respect for the outdoor environment

When the Rhode Island Department of Education explained their vision for Paul W. Crowley East Bay MET, our engineering team got excited. The public high school, housing 130 students and 20 staff, focuses on an individualized learning approach and an encompassing respect for the environment.

The school maximizes renewable energy sources, taking advantage of the site’s access to solar and geothermal energies. The facility has three stories of classroom spaces, multi-purpose rooms, environmental and digital labs, individual work rooms, and a STEAMM center.

Paul W. Crowley East Bay MET is committed to the three pillars of operating and educating in a green school: environmental impact of facilities (net zero), place-based learning (school as a teaching tool), and indoor environmental quality (health of students and staff).

Bringing sustainability down to Earth, the staff and students are exploring innovative ways of using the building to teach and learn about sustainability, green technologies, and the environment. Paul W. Crowley East Bay MET used state-of-the-art technology to become the first net zero high school in the region. 

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Meet Our Team

Porus Sam Antia , Principal, Buildings

I provide vision for the next generation of living and adaptive buildings, achieving harmony between the built environment and the natural world.

Brian Larson, Senior Vice President Emeritus

Improving the quality of life—in many cases, saving lives—through my work is an incredible privilege and responsibility.
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Jeri Pickett, Principal

We solve problems for our clients’ using creative and cost effective solutions to better the look and performance of their facilities.

Carl Shilling, Principal

Sustainability and energy conservation is key in healthcare. It’s a 24/7 solution for facilities that serve our communities 24/7.

Porus Sam  Antia

Principal, Buildings

Brian Larson

Senior Vice President Emeritus

Jeri Pickett


Carl Shilling


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