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

Commercial

CMTA’s Lexington office building wins 2018 ASHRAE Technology Award.

CMTA’s Lexington Office was featured as a case study in the June 2018 ASHRAE Journal. Not only is the building LEED Platinum but it also earned a perfect ENERGY STAR rating of 100. The article includes different strategies that contributed to this cost-effective, award winning energy efficient office building.

Performance Contracting

No Budget. No Problem.

This May 2017 ASHRAE Journal article focuses on Cox’s Creek Elementary School that utilized a Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract to fund a complete HVAC renovation that decreased the school’s energy use by over 50%.

Government

The first Zero Energy Police Station in the United States received a first-place award in ASHRAE’s National Technology Awards in 2017.

Cincinnati’s District Three Police Station was recognized in the Winter 2017 issue of High Performing Buildings. 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 that provides revenue from selling all unneeded power back to the gird.

Government

Connecting the past and the present with light.

The Franklin County Courthouse earned a 2015 Illumination Award of Merit for the lighting work that accentuates the exterior features of the building including 16 limestone columns that surround the new plaza and frame the courthouse. The original building was constructed in 1835.

Education

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.

Education

Plano Elementary School – Baby steps to Zero Energy.

When Plano Elementary School opened in 2007 it was one of the most (if not the most) energy efficient schools in the country. The school’s energy use was so low that the local utility changed the meters out twice believing they were malfunctioning. This Fall 2009 High Performing Buildings article shows how Plano achieved this low energy use.