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ERIC Number: ED173542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
New and Retrofitted Facilities for Energy Conservation. Information Series No. 152.
Kowle, Carol P.
One of a series of sixteen knowledge transformation papers, this paper presents an overview of considerations and methods for accomplishing energy conservation in the schools. First, the National Energy Act of 1978 is outlined with special attention to the school and hospital energy conservation grant program. In the next section on energy management, various programs underway throughout the country are described. An energy audit is recognized as an important part of such management, while life-cycle costing is mentioned as gaining acceptance by administrators. Then, various innovative means of conserving energy are discussed, such as subsurface building design, location consolidation, and heat recovery and storage systems. The major innovation, however, is found to be solar energy, on which much research is being conducted to determine the cost benefits of construction and retrofitting. It is emphasized that for any innovation to be truly effective, consideration must be given to the interaction between people and the environment so that the users' needs are met without discomfort. A brief summary is given of a national energy conference for schools that was held in Washington, D.C., in January, 1979. At the end is an annotated list of resources for the use of school administrators and educational facility planners. (ELG)
Descriptors: Building Design, Building Innovation, Climate Control, Construction Costs, Construction Management, Controlled Environment, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Facilities, Energy Conservation, Facility Improvement, Facility Planning, Facility Requirements, Federal Legislation, Life Cycle Costing, Solar Radiation, State of the Art Reviews
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents see CE 019 603-618