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Title: Zero Energy Schools: The Challenges

Abstract

School buildings have a lot of potential to achieve zero energy (ZE) in new construction as well as in retrofits. There are many examples of schools operating at ZE, and many technical resources available to guide school districts and their design and construction teams through the process. When school districts embark on the path to ZE, however, they often confront challenges related to processes and a perception that ZE buildings require 'new,' unconventional, and expensive technologies, materials, or equipment. Here are some of the challenges school districts and their design and construction teams commonly encounter, and the solutions they use to overcome them.

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:
1398246
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS-5500-68881; DOE/GO-102017-5029
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; zero energy school; challenges; solutions; building efficiency

Citation Formats

Torcellini, Paul A. Zero Energy Schools: The Challenges. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Torcellini, Paul A. Zero Energy Schools: The Challenges. United States.
Torcellini, Paul A. Fri . "Zero Energy Schools: The Challenges". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1398246.
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