ERIC Number: ED445495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Energy-Efficient Design for Florida Educational Facilities.
Florida Solar Energy Center, Cape Canaveral.
This manual provides a detailed simulation analysis of a variety of energy conservation measures (ECMs) with the intent of giving educational facility design teams in Florida a basis for decision making. The manual's three sections cover energy efficiency design considerations that appear throughout the following design processes: schematic design; design development; and systems design. Designers are advised to aim for the lowest consumption building that is economically possible and to target the major energy users, i.e. lighting and air conditioning, to achieve that goal. Reductions in annual energy use, energy cost, and cooling capacity are provided for comparing relative performance of ECMs. Simple payback of ECMs appears in a chart in each section's overview; life cycle cost savings appear in the conclusions section. An appendix describes the energy simulation program used in the manual to predict energy savings. Case studies are included. (Contains 45 references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation, Guidelines
Building Design Assistance Center, Florida Solar Energy Center, 300 State Road 401, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Office of Educational Facilities.
Authoring Institution: Florida Solar Energy Center, Cape Canaveral.
Identifiers - Location: Florida