ERIC Number: ED189726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Zero Energy Use School.
Nelson, Brian, Ed.; And Others
The economic and physical realities of an energy shortage have caused many educators to consider alternative sources of energy when constructing their schools. This book contains studies and designs by fifth-year architecture students concerning the proposed construction of a zero energy-use elementary school in Albany, Oregon. "Zero energy use" is defined as the total use of on-site energy. A zero energy-use school might use solar reflectors, composting toilets, and natural ventilation. The book is divided into 10 sections, representing 10 separate student projects. Each student explores energy alternatives for heating, lighting, cooling, ventilation, sewage disposal, and water for the proposed school, and completes his or her chapter with detailed drawings. Although the book cannot be used by an architect or a school district as actual construction documents, its projects do open the door to the possibility of constructing an energy-efficient school. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Alternative Energy Sources, Building Plans, Design Requirements, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Education, Energy, Facility Guidelines, Facility Requirements, Heating, Lighting Design, School Buildings, Site Development, Structural Elements (Construction), Toilet Facilities, Ventilation, Water Resources
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 ($7.50)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. School of Architecture and Allied Arts.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
Identifiers: Oregon (Albany); Zero Energy Use
Note: Drawings may not reproduce clearly due to broken print of original document.