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.
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 ASHRAE 90.1-2010. Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) October 2011 article features modifications of daylighting control standards and identifies energy savings opportunities.