ERIC Number: ED437805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Energy Conscious Design: Educational Facilities. [Brief No.] 1.
American Inst. of Architects, Washington, DC.
An energy task group of the American Institute of Architects discusses design features and options that educational facility designers can use to create an energy efficient school building. Design elements cover the building envelope, energy storage system, hydronic heating/cooling systems, solar energy collection, building orientation and shape, on-site well with heat pump system, and waste water heat reclamation system. Additional considerations examine design temperature adjustments and natural ventilation such as use of wide band thermostats, lighting reduction, unoccupied space shutoff, and skylights. Final comments address central monitoring equipment, use of double doors on main entrances, the benefits of underground buildings, use of wind generation to facility power needs, low temperature room placement on the building's cold side to conserve heating needs, flow restrictors on water sources, greenhouse use, and the use of extract-air windows. (GR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Architects, Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared by the American Institute of Architects National Committee on Architecture for Education. One of a series of briefs addressing ways and means of reducing costs in the design and delivery of educational facilities. For other briefs in this series, see ED 309 537-538 and EF 005 458.