ERIC Number: ED437807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Low-Tech Energy Conservation for Schools.
The American Institute of Architects National Committee on Architecture for Education presents this guide which addresses methods of energy conservation in school buildings with simple design, construction, and equipment-control technology so that trained and creative people can take over functions normally done by machinery and automated controls. A general discussion first covers energy consumption problem areas in educational facilities, followed by interior space utilization needs and use of manual climate control. Various ways of reducing energy load are examined, including building and classroom orientation to the sun and in differing climates, shielding barriers for the sun and wind, proper insulation and ventilation in roofs as well as interior spaces, and the type of heating system used. Other energy efficiency considerations involving food processing, boiler systems, and building operations involving load distribution and off-peak loading conclude the report. (GR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Architects, Washington, DC.
Note: Enclosure to Proceedings of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Design Conference, Bloomfield Hill, MI, June 15-17, 1989).