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  • 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.


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.


Fayette County Public Schools (Lexington, Kentucky) applied a slight twist to Kentucky’s second Zero Energy building, Locust Trace AgriScience Center.

This Winter 2015 article in High Performing Buildings magazine explains how this unique facility set and achieved its Zero Energy goals.


CMTA’s Brian Baumgartle contributes insights on cost effective and energy efficient lighting design.

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.


Energy savings are a way of life at Twenhofel Middle School.

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.