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Title: Zero Energy Schools: Architects Take the Lead

Abstract

Zero energy schools are possible and practical, and architects are leading the way. Imagine a school so inviting that students want to come to school. Now imagine this school housed in a beautiful, light-filled building that produces more energy on an annual basis than it uses. Finally, imagine that the district built this school on the same budget as a conventional school, using typical materials, equipment, and tradespeople. Sound too good to be true Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, is living proof that zero energy (ZE) schools are feasible, affordable, and sensible.

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:
1397148
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS-5500-68882; DOE/GO-102017-5030
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; zero energy schools; architects; building efficiency; Discovery Elementary School; Arlington Virginia

Citation Formats

Torcellini, Paul A. Zero Energy Schools: Architects Take the Lead. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Torcellini, Paul A. Zero Energy Schools: Architects Take the Lead. United States.
Torcellini, Paul A. Thu . "Zero Energy Schools: Architects Take the Lead". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1397148.
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year = {Thu Sep 28 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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