ERIC Number: ED458784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Energy Performance of Daylit Schools in North Carolina.
Nicklas, Michael; Bailey, Gary
This study analyzes the energy performance and cost of daylit schools designed by Innovative Design in Johnston County, North Carolina. The analysis compares the first-year energy performances of the Clayton and Selma Middle Schools and the K-5 Four Oaks School with similar but non-daylit schools in Johnston County. The study analyses the characteristics of th daylit Clayton and Selma middle schools and comparisons to non-daylit schools, the cost of daylighting, dollar savings from daylighting, and Btu consumption. The study concludes that daylighting, even excluding all of the productivity and health benefits, makes sense from a financial investment standpoint. Daylit schools achieved energy cost reductions of between 22 percent to 64 percent over typical schools. Additionally, in North Carolina, a 125,000 square foot middle school that incorporates a well-integrated daylighting scheme is likely to save $40,000 per year compared to other schools not using daylighting. (GR)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cost Containment, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Management, Light, Public Schools
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina