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Title: High-Performance Schools: Affordable Green Design for K-12 Schools; Preprint

Abstract

Schools in the United States spend $7.8 billion on energy each year-more than the cost of computers and textbooks combined, according to a 2003 report from the National Center for Education Statistics. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that these high utility bills could be reduced as much as 25% if schools adopt readily available high performance design principles and technologies. Accordingly, hundreds of K-12 schools across the country have made a commitment to improve the learning and teaching environment of schools while saving money and energy and protecting the environment. DOE and its public- and private-sector partners have developed Energy Design Guidelines for High Performance Schools, customized for nine climate zones in U.S. states and territories. These design guidelines provide information for school decision makers and design professionals on the advantages of energy efficiency and renewable energy designs and technologies. With such features as natural day lighting, efficient electric lights, water conservation, and renewable energy, schools in all types of climates are proving that school buildings, and the students and teachers who occupy them, are indeed high performers. This paper describes high performance schools from each of the nine climate zones associated with the Energy Design Guidelines. Themore » nine case studies focus on the high performance design strategies implemented in each school, as well as the cost savings and benefits realized by students, faculty, the community, and the environment.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
15009677
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-710-34967
TRN: US200430%%1188
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Prepared for the 2004 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, CA (US), 08/22/2004--08/27/2004; Other Information: PBD: 1 Aug 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; CLIMATES; COMPUTERS; DESIGN; EDUCATION; EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; LEARNING; PERFORMANCE; RECOMMENDATIONS; SCHOOL BUILDINGS; STATISTICS; WATER; SCHOOLS; HIGH-PERFORMANCE; DESIGN GUIDELINES; CLIMATE; LEED; ENERGY STAR; BUILDINGS

Citation Formats

Plympton, P, Brown, J, and Stevens, K. High-Performance Schools: Affordable Green Design for K-12 Schools; Preprint. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Plympton, P, Brown, J, & Stevens, K. High-Performance Schools: Affordable Green Design for K-12 Schools; Preprint. United States.
Plympton, P, Brown, J, and Stevens, K. Sun . "High-Performance Schools: Affordable Green Design for K-12 Schools; Preprint". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15009677.
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abstractNote = {Schools in the United States spend $7.8 billion on energy each year-more than the cost of computers and textbooks combined, according to a 2003 report from the National Center for Education Statistics. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that these high utility bills could be reduced as much as 25% if schools adopt readily available high performance design principles and technologies. Accordingly, hundreds of K-12 schools across the country have made a commitment to improve the learning and teaching environment of schools while saving money and energy and protecting the environment. DOE and its public- and private-sector partners have developed Energy Design Guidelines for High Performance Schools, customized for nine climate zones in U.S. states and territories. These design guidelines provide information for school decision makers and design professionals on the advantages of energy efficiency and renewable energy designs and technologies. With such features as natural day lighting, efficient electric lights, water conservation, and renewable energy, schools in all types of climates are proving that school buildings, and the students and teachers who occupy them, are indeed high performers. This paper describes high performance schools from each of the nine climate zones associated with the Energy Design Guidelines. The nine case studies focus on the high performance design strategies implemented in each school, as well as the cost savings and benefits realized by students, faculty, the community, and the environment.},
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