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.
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.
This Winter 2015 article in High Performing Buildings magazine explains how this unique facility set and achieved its Zero Energy goals.
This 24/7/365 facility achieved a 50% energy reduction making the 329 kW solar PV array affordable. The facility also has a net metering agreement with the local utility company that provides revenue from selling all unneeded power back to the gird. The Police Station, which is the first of its kind achieved petal recognition for energy from the International Living Futures Institute.
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.
Featured in the January/February 2014 issue of Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) CMTA’s Brian Baumgartle examines lighting control requirements of various codes and standards and the understanding of compliance and testing requirements what to know and expect from ASHRAE and IECC lighting standards.