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Locust Trace AgriScience Center Becomes Kentucky's Second Zero Energy School

This Winter 2015 article in High Performing Buildings magazine explains how this unique facility set and achieved its Zero Energy goals.

The World's First Zero Energy Police Station

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.

CMTA's Cost Effective and Energy Efficient Lighting Design

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.

An Examination of Lighting Control Requirements of Various Codes and Standards

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.

Richardsville Elementary Incorporates New Lighting Control 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.

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.