Address: Shey, Ladakh
The Druk primary and secondary school sits high in the Indian Himalaya, enrolling about 500 local children. The school provides a modern education with Ladakhi language, culture, and tradition. It is situated on a campus of buildings made with local materials and labor, photovoltaics for power, waterless, composting toilets, passive design and other sustainable features.
The school has been designed to optimize use of natural resources such as solar radiation, shading, and natural ventilation. The facility its own energy and reduces local emissions by using solar panels that take maximum advantage of Ladakh’s high and consistent exposure to direct sunlight.