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.
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.
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.
This Winter 2015 article in High Performing Buildings magazine explains how this unique facility set and achieved its Zero Energy goals.
As one of the key components for energy reduction and sustainability, lighting frequently accounts for 25 to 30 percent of a building’s energy use. CMTA’s Brian Baumgartle contributes insights on cost effective and energy efficient lighting design for LED lighting in the resident hall environment for the ACUHO-I Sustainability Committee Newsletter.
Twenhofel Middle School was one of CMTA’s first schools to introduce a curriculum integrated energy dashboard. This school, located in Kenton County, Kentucky, also boasts the first solar PV array to be mounted on a K-12 school in the state. This Fall 2012 High Performing Buildings article details the school’s sustainable features.