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  • CM: Commercial
  • CS: Codes and Standards
  • ED: Education
  • GV: Government
  • PC: Performance Contracting
  • ZE: Zero Energy


Berea College’s Deep Green Residence Hall received an honorable mention in the ASHRAE Technology Awards in 2017.

This facility, which earned Living Building Challenge Petal Recognition, was featured in the April 2017 issue of AHSRAE Journal. The LEED® Platinum building also received the highest LEED score of any residence hall in the world.

Zero Energy

CMTA’s Tony Hans answers the question, “Is Zero Energy achievable within budget?”

In the Third Quarter issue of Design Intelligence Quarterly, Mr. Hans, Vice President and National Director of Sustainable projects for CMTA, stresses that Zero Energy is part of the design process and must be a priority for the design team from the start.

Zero Energy

Arlington Public Schools’ Discovery Elementary School has received national attention.

The school was featured in the ASHRAE Journal’s May 2018 issue. Discovery Elementary was recognized for innovative building design in the areas of occupant comfort, indoor air quality and energy conservation by ASHRAE with a First Place Award for new K-12 Educational Buildings in ASHRAE’s National Technology Awards.


The University of Kentucky’s Center for Advanced Energy Research’s (CAER) mission is to pursue new and beneficial energy strategies in the biofuels, solar energy and lithium battery research fields.

This article in ED+C showcases how CAER pursues ground-breaking energy strategies in its research in a building focused on achieving energy-efficient performance. Since this article was written, CARE II achieved LEED® Gold.


CMTA engineered the first daylight school in Kentucky, Caywood Elementary School, in 2003.

Since that time the firm’s thinking on daylighting evolved and, in this Spring 2015 High Performing Building article, CMTA applies its revised daylighting philosophy to a hypothetical re-design of Richardsville Elementary School, the first Zero Energy school in the United States.