CMTA built its first office building in 2009 with two goals in mind: significantly reduce energy use and create a learning lab environment to test new technologies for high performance buildings. The building was the first LEED Gold office building in Louisville and received a perfect ENERGY STAR rating of 100.
The first Zero Energy School in the U.S. opened in 2010 in in Warren County, Kentucky. Until Richardsville Elementary opened most K-12 Zero Energy projects were small and didn’t include large conditioned spaces like a gymnasium, media center and cafeteria. This Fall 2012 issue of High Performing Buildings documents this remarkable achievement.