Energy Management

Title Abstract Publication Date
Advanced HVAC Systems for Improving Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Performance Of California K-12 Schools, Project 2 Final Report: Thermal Displacement Ventilation. Serves as the final project report for Project 2, Thermal Displacement Ventilation (DV) in Schools, under California's PIER IEQ-K12 Program. Key outcomes included the following: 1)Two... 05/31/2006
Advanced HVAC Systems for Improving Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Performance of California K-12 Schools, Technology Transfer Plan (Revised). This technology transfer plan provides a time-phased tabulation and description of documents to be published and distributed to disseminate the results and to increase the market penetration of the... 01/31/2004
Advanced HVAC Systems for Improving Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Performance of California K-12 Schools: Applications Guide for Off-the-Shelf Equipment for Displacement Ventilation Use. Provides background information on the potential energy use, indoor air quality and acoustic benefits of displaced ventilation as well as field experience with DV in schools and commercial buildings... 04/30/2006
Advanced HVAC Systems for Improving Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Performance Of California K-12 Schools: Draft / Final Research Report. Covers HVAC design considerations for displacement ventilation systems, drawn from completed research of the project, a computational flow dynamics analysis, and the results of the first... 05/31/2006
Advanced HVAC Systems for Improving Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Performance Of California K-12 Schools: Final Classroom Documentation Report. Documents the performance monitoring results of a displacement ventilation demonstration project at Kinoshita Elementary in San Juan Capistrano, California. The report also documents the processes of... 05/31/2006
Advanced HVAC Systems for Improving Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Performance Of California K-12 Schools:Combined Document for Product Engineering Efforts Report, Research Summary Report, and Production Readiness Plan. Documents the development of a unit that can tightly control supply air temperature in a classroom thermal displacement ventilation (TDV) cooling system, in response to varying load and outdoor... 05/31/2006
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
All Systems Go. Provides guidelines for making schools more energy efficient that includes the development of an architectural (usage) program; the prudent use of lighting that combines natural and artificial light... 08/31/1997
Alliance to Save Energy. State Energy Efficiency Index. This interactive site shows how states are promoting energy efficiency through laws and regulations. Click by state or by policy area to see a full listing of energy efficiency policies.
Alternative Thinking. Explains how advances in diesel and alternative fuels has caused schools to reconsider their use for their bus fleets. Reductions in air pollution emissions, cost savings developments, and the... 09/30/1999
An Analysis of Energy-efficient Light Fittings and Lighting Controls. This paper presents a study on the energy and lighting performances for energy-efficient fluorescent lamps associated with electronic ballasts and high frequency photoelectric dimming controls... 01/31/2010
An Approach for Measuring Reductions in Operations, Maintenance, and Energy Costs: Baseline Measures of Construction Industry Practices for the National Construction Goals. The Construction and Building Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council (NCTC) has established seven National Construction Goals. This document provides a detailed set of baseline... 12/31/1996
An Energy Audit in Action. Since 1980 an Ohio school district, by combining new technologies and equipment, new funding mechanisms, and common sense, has been able to reduce energy-related costs in two test schools by $4... 02/28/1997
An Infrastructure Roadmap. Describes how a master infrastructure plan for electrical and mechanical systems can help determine annual maintenance budgets, form annual capital- improvement budgets, take a snapshot of existing... 05/31/2002
An Ultra Energy-Efficient School in Quebec. Describes the siting, materials and systems of Le Tournant School. Designed in 2002 for maximum energy efficiency, it is the second most energy-efficient institutional building in Canada. 09/30/2003
Annex 36: Energy Retrofit of Educational Buildings Sponsored by the International Energy Agency, the objective of Annex 36 is to provide tools and guidelines for energy-efficient retrofitting for decision makers and designers to improve the learning...
Another Challenge for School Districts: Keeping Kids Warm This Winter. Presents results of a survey of New York school business officials that assessed how recent increases in heating fuel prices will affect school operations budgets and how districts are planning for... 09/30/2005
Are You an Energy Star? Discusses the advantages to schools that use the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Smart Schools program. Success stories from four of the 500 school districts that have implemented... 03/31/2010
ARRA Funds Empower Schools to Power Down. Describes the use of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds in several states to improve school facilities. Kentucky's hiring of 36 energy managers, solar energy projects in Idaho,... 10/31/2010
Ashland High School. Profiles this high performance Massachusetts school, illustrating the photovoltaic array, heat recovery system, outdoor classrooms, recycling, composting, and daylighting. 10/21/2007
At the Top of the Class. Outlines necessary steps for building net-zero energy schools, i.e., those that produce the same amount of energy as they consumes over a year's time. While each building must be planned... 01/31/2011
Avoiding the Energy Crunch. Explores strategies for upgrading facility energy equipment that can cut energy costs and help substantially cover the costs of capital asset improvements. Discusses use of performance contracts to... 06/30/2001
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
Benchmarking Guide for School Facility Managers. Helps school facility managers calculate their schools energy performance and compare it with benchmarks in their own region and across Canada. Templates for calculation are provided, along with... 12/31/2000
Best Practice Solutions for School Lighting WattStopper has published a free set of best practice solutions for classrooms to help specifiers and facility managers quickly identify and implement energy-saving lighting control solutions for... 07/27/2011