Case study on how Fontana Unified School District in southern California used grant money to install 201 high-efficiency Carrier rooftop units (RTUs) in 30 buildings across four schools, resulting in $214,000 saved per year.
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Case study on how Arby's Restaurant Group's innovative approach to rooftop unit (RTU) management garnered them $287,000 and 2.9 million kWh in annual savings.
Odyssey Elementary is a large public school in an area of Utah with a growing population. Created as a prototype for the Davis School District, Odyssey is a zero energy building whose design has already been copied for two other new schools, both of which are targeting zero energy. It has a unique design with four “houses” (or classroom wings) featuring generously daylit classrooms.
The driver for this small school to become zero energy started with a sustainability ethic based on the Quaker values of simplicity and stewardship. This school is an excellent example of rural schools.
Case study about how the U.S. General Services Administration successfully renovated the historic Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse. GSA’s goals were to preserve the building’s historic features, and achieve Zero Energy Building status. This case study provides an overview of how reducing plug load energy helped achieve the Zero Energy Building status.
Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, integrates zero energy performance with the curriculum across the elementary grades.
This five-page fact sheet explains how designing, building, and operating zero energy ready K-12 schools provides benefits for districts, students, and teachers.
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.
School districts and their design and construction teams have encountered and overcome challenges to achieving zero energy in school buildings. This five-page fact sheet explains how they did it.
Plug Load Strategies for Zero Energy Buildings:
A case study on the zero energy historical renovation of the Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse