Energy Management--Renewable Energy

Title Abstract Publication Date
2,000 Year Old Lessons Discusses passive solar strategies for school buildings. Examples of passive solar heating from indigenous architecture are cited, as are more recent sun-oriented structures. Similarities among the... 03/31/2009
30% Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings. Assists design teams in constructing energy-smart schools using off-the-shelf technology that can cut energy use 30 percent or more annually. It provides recommendations for various climate zones and... 12/31/2007
50% Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings Guide provides a sensible approach to easily achieve advanced levels of energy savings in K-12 school buildings without having to resort to detailed calculations or analysis. Covers administrative... 09/30/2011
A Combined Geothemal Heat Pump System - the Results After Two Years An installation consisting of an electric heat pump coupled to an underground thermal storage system and a combined heat and power unit has made spectacular energy savings possible for a secondary... 12/31/1998
A Greenprint for a Healthier World. The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) embraced a precedent-setting green policy, a greenprint for how environmental design and construction could be done. It mandates that all new... 09/30/2008
A Textbook Example: Why American Schools Must Go Green. Profiles a public/private partnership, assisted by grants, that enabled a Connecticut school to install a photovoltaic array on its roof at no cost to the district, while allowing immediate access to... 09/07/2010
A Zero Utility Bill Building. The Sustainable Living Center (SLC) in Fairfield, Iowa was commissioned by the Maharishi University of Management. The facility is a forward-looking project that draws from an “East Meets West”... 08/31/2011
All Systems Go For Net-Zero. Discusses Lady Bird Johnson Middle School in Irving, Texas, where extensive efforts were made to design and build the nation's largest net-zero-energy public K–12 school. 11/20/2011
America's Schools Use Wind Energy to Further Their Goals. Summarizes the work of seven school districts in seven states, as well as efforts in three native American community colleges, to harness wind energy. 07/31/2004
An FM's Guide to Solar Power. Discusses options for capturing solar energy through photovoltaics and solar-heated water. Required calculations for proper positioning of solar arrays, types of systems, installation issues, and... 10/31/2010
Analyzing the Alternatives. Describes progress toward photovoltaic energy at three universities. Photovoltaic panels as well as energy conservation measures are described, as are connections to the respective IT departments for... 03/31/2010
Back to the Earth. Discusses how schools can use geothermal technology to conserve energy and save money. How geothermal climate control works and its payback are examined, and examples of development and use are... 10/31/1999
Bagley Nature Area Classroom Pavilion. Presents a tour of a humble LEED-Platinum classroom, at the University of Minnesota in Duluth, that has the ambitious goals of net-zero energy and Passive House certification. The Passive House... 12/31/2009
Below the Surface Ball State University's geothermal heating and cooling system will save $2M per year and produce a host of environmental benefits. 03/31/2012
Benchmark for Performance: Geothermal Applications in Lincoln Public Schools. Vertical-bore, geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) have been providing heating and cooling to four new elementary schools located in Lincoln, Nebraska since 1995. According to representatives of the local... 12/31/1998
BIM and Life-Cycle Analysis Help Determine Value of Green Strategies. Reviews six strategies used to assess the value of energy-saving features in a laboratory model. The return on investment, annual cost savings, and cost per LEED credit is described for heat recovery... 01/31/2010
Biomass Heating--Should You Consider It for Your Campus Reviews compelling reasons for considering and challenges to be addressed for using biomass (typically wood chips) as an alternative fuel source for heating campuses. 04/30/2012
Boosting Budgets by Building Green. Describes goethermal heat pumps, photovoltaics, daylighting, and green roofs as energy-saving design features for school buildings. Estimates of what these systems can save are offered. Includes 15... 12/31/2004
Breaking Ground. Explains how using geothermal systems can reduce energy costs and improve heating and cooling in multipurpose schools. What geothermal systems are and their potential benefits in simplifying the... 05/31/1998
Building Energy Software Tools. Described here are 151 energy-related software tools for buildings, with an emphasis on using renewable energy and achieving energy efficiency and sustainablility in buildings. This Web site is...
Building Energy- Efficient Schools in New Orleans This case study presents the lessons learned from incorporating energy efficiency in the rebuilding and renovating of New Orleans K-12 schools after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The experiences of... 11/30/2011
Carbon-Neutral Campus Architecture Webinar: Climate-Specific Design and Innovation. This webcast focused on three projects designed to create high-performance environments that are also exemplars of pedagogical and aesthetic excellence. Examples of carbon neutral buildings from... 11/18/2009
CEED Becomes First Public School to Use Passivhaus Technology in the U.S. The Center of Energy Efficient Design in Rocky Mount, Va., is the first public school to use the energy-efficient Passivhaus technology, which has enabled it to use 68 percent less energy than... 04/17/2012
Choosing a Geothermal as an HVAC System. Describes the process of selecting and installing geothermal water source heat pumps for new residence halls at Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, Tennessee, including choosing the type of... 06/30/2002
Clean and Green at UNT. Profiles the on-campus wind turbine system that will be used to power the University of North Texas's new stadium, as well as a number of other campus buildings. 04/30/2011