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

Codes and Standards

Richardsville Elementary lighting control standards featured in Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) October 2011 article.

The nation’s first Zero Energy school, Richardsville Elementary incorporated one of the many new lighting control standards designed to sustain the 30% energy reduction goal in ASHARE 90.1-2010. Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) October 2011 article features modifications of daylighting control standards and identifies energy savings opportunities.

Codes and Standards

Important lighting commissioning standards for designers managing the complexities of lighting systems.

CMTA’s Brian Baumgartle offers guidelines and standards insights on lighting commissioning essential to projects for new and existing buildings.

Performance Contracting

Achieving guaranteed energy savings, improved energy utilization through system upgrades and a healthier learning environment.

Improvements were funded for a rural school system through Performance Contracting. High Performing Buildings Fall of 2015 issue highlighted Henry County Public Schools journey of desperately needed school improvements.


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%.


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.