ERIC Number: ED255333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Thermal Standard for Small Rural Schools.
Strandberg (J.S.) Consulting Engineering, Fairbanks, AK.; Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
The Standard's purpose is to provide design requirements that will improve energy utilization in new State of Alaska owned rural educational facilities ranging in size from 7,000 to 12,000 square feet. The Standard covers exterior envelopes and selection of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, service water systems, energy distribution systems, illumination systems, and other energy consuming equipment. The requirements are directed toward reducing the State of Alaska's annual energy consumption through ensuring adequate thermal resistance and low air leakage, designing and selecting effective systems and equipment, and prudently selecting fuel and energy sources. The Standard is flexible and provides designers with a coherent set of thermal guidelines that accommodate Alaska's widely varying environmental and economic conditions; designers are encouraged to use innovative approaches and techniques to achieve efficient energy utilization. The Standard imposes minimum requirements for thermal characteristics of various energy consuming systems in buildings and addresses the applicability of mechanical system types for rural Alaska by providing guidelines for level of complexity of heating system components. The Standard should be used in the design of new buildings and compliance with its requirements should be determinable in the preconstruction stage through design evaluation and analysis. (BRR)
Descriptors: Air Conditioning, Alternative Energy Sources, Educational Facilities Design, Energy Conservation, Heating, Lighting Design, Rural Schools, School Construction, Small Schools, State Standards, Thermal Environment
State of Alaska, Dept. of Transportation and Public Facilities, Div. of Planning, Northern Region, 2301 Peger Road, Research Section, Fairbanks, AK 99701.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Sponsor: Alaska State Dept. of Transportation and Public Facilities, Anchorage.
Authoring Institution: Strandberg (J.S.) Consulting Engineering, Fairbanks, AK.; Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.