ERIC Number: ED467389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Energy Design Guidelines for High Performance Schools: Cool and Dry Climates.
National Renewable Energy Lab. (DOE), Golden, CO.; Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.; Innovative Design, Inc., Raleigh, NC.
The U.S. Department of Energy's EnergySmart Schools provides school boards, administrators, and design staff with guidance to help them make informed decisions about energy and environmental issues important to school systems and communities. The design guidelines presented in this document outline high performance principles for the new or retrofit design of K-12 schools. The document presents recommended design elements in 10 sections, each representing a key interrelated component of high performance school design: (1) site design; (2) daylighting and windows; (3) energy-efficient building shell; (4) lighting and electrical systems; (5) mechanical and ventilation systems; (6) renewable energy systems; (7) water conservation; (8) recycling systems and waste management; (9) transporation; and (10) resource efficient building products.To effectively integrate energy-saving strategies, these options must be evaluatedtogether from a whole-building perspective early in the design process. A "highperformance checklist" for designers is located at the end of the document. Thechecklist is a quick reference for key architectural and engineering considerations.Case studies can also be found at the end of the document. These guidelines contain recommendations generally appropriate for cool and dry climates, for which Denver, Colorado, served as a model city. Other guidelines have been developed for the other climate zones. (Contains a list of numerous Web resources.) (EV)
Descriptors: Architecture, Building Design, Climate, Design Requirements, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation, Energy Management, Humidity, Structural Elements (Construction), Temperature, Thermal Environment
For full text: http://www.eren.doe.gov/energysmartschools.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Renewable Energy Lab. (DOE), Golden, CO.; Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.; Innovative Design, Inc., Raleigh, NC.
Note: Produced by the Office of Building Technology, State, and Community Programs. Technical assistance provided by Padia Consulting, BuildingGreen, and the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council. For related energy design guidelines for other climates, see EF 006 040, EF 006177, and EF 006 179-182.