The Omidyar K-1 Neighborhood is for kindergartners and first graders at Punahou. Former student and E-bay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife provided a $6 million dollar challenge grant.
Special features include a natural water catchment system and photovoltaic panels that will power 60% of the energy needs.
"This is designed to teach the children about their connections to the natural environment. We want them to feel that they are a part of our ecosystem. So the rain water that we can hear dripping in the back, we want them to understand that there's a relationship between the sun, and the wind, and the rain" said junior school Principal Mike Walker.