ePOD is the first of an eight building master plan developed by edi for the Cottonwood Valley Charter School. ePOD houses the school’s library, art room, administrative offices and assembly hall. The design echoes the simple shed structures of the industrial and agricultural building type prevalent in the area. The building is heated utilizing passive solar heat gain through southern glazing and a simple, regionally specific trombe wall. A custom louver system and automated electric blinds minimize the heat gain during the summer. Cooling is achieved passively through the combination of operable louver vents at the apex of the roof and natural “stack” effect with a supplemental evaporative cooling system.