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Title: Zero Energy Is an A+ for Education: Discovery Elementary

Abstract

Currently experiencing a population boom, Arlington County is facing massive growth in the next decade and is seeking to add half a million square feet in educational facilities. During competitive design procurement, one of the teams suggested a zero energy goal could be accomplished within the given budget. Proponents at the district level who had been championing energy efficiency were receptive because sustainability was a core value of the project from the start, but they were skeptical that it could be done within the budget aimed at LEED Silver. Not only did the project end up coming under budget, including the solar array, but the building is more efficient than the originally predicted. Now Discovery saves $100,000 per year in utility costs, enough to cover the salaries of two teachers.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
OSTI Identifier:
1375118
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS-5500-68774; DOE/GO-102017-4975
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; schools; zero energy; Arlington, Virginia; Arlington Public Schools District; building efficiency

Citation Formats

Torcellini, Paul A. Zero Energy Is an A+ for Education: Discovery Elementary. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Torcellini, Paul A. Zero Energy Is an A+ for Education: Discovery Elementary. United States.
Torcellini, Paul A. 2017. "Zero Energy Is an A+ for Education: Discovery Elementary". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1375118.
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