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The goal is to establish a sustainable campus that benefits the environment while meeting the needs of the community. The CFI will strive to meet a net-zero carbon emissions standard. Among the elements that will give the campus no carbon footprint are: photovoltaic panels for electricity, solar thermal collectors for hot water, a solar bio-shelter that enables year-round agriculture, passive solar building design for heat and natural lighting, natural ventilation, super R-rated insulation, and collection of rainwater. Utilizing the principles of permaculture landscaping and husbandry, the CFI will grow enough food–year round and onsite–to feed South Kent School, consuming no externally sourced water, and using no fertilizers or pesticides.