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  • ED: Education
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  • PC: Performance Contracting
  • ZE: Zero Energy


Berea College’s Deep Green Residence Hall wins ASHRAE Technology Award

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


University of Kentucky’s Center for Advanced Energy Research’s (CAER) pursues new and beneficial energy strategies in biofuels, solar energy and lithium battery research

This article showcases how University of Kentucky's CAER pursues ground-breaking energy strategies in research in a building focused on achieving energy-efficient performance. Since this article was written, CARE II achieved LEED Gold certification.


The First Daylight School in Kentucky, Caywood Elementary

In the Spring 2015 High Performing Building article, CMTA applies its daylighting philosophy to a hypothetical re-design of Richardsville Elementary School, the first Zero Energy school in the United States.


Locust Trace AgriScience Center Becomes Kentucky's Second Zero Energy School

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


CMTA's 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 Fall 2012 High Performing Buildings article details the school’s sustainable features.