MURRAY — It's a cold, gray, winter day, and the land Roi Maufas and Alyssa Kay are standing on is muddy and bleak — just dirt, a fence that's falling over, and a grove of barren trees lining the far wall. But Maufas and Kay see enormous potential here: this is where they plan to make history.
This is the site where the state's first net-zero energy school — Sego Lily School — will be built. The building, designed by Maufus and Kay, will be constructed mostly out of shipping containers, generate all of its energy through wind and solar power and double as an emergency shelter if disaster strikes. Maufus and Kay hope the school can revolutionize standard approaches to construction and be the first of many similar structures yet to come.