ERIC Number: ED468856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
National Best Practices Manual for Building High Performance Schools.
Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Rebuild America EnergySmart Schools program provides school boards, administrators, and design staff with guidance to help make informed decisions about energy and environmental issues important to school systems and communities. This document is part of the suite of products developed to promoteenergy efficiency and renewable energy in schools. It was developed specifically for architects and engineers who are responsible for designing or retrofitting schools, and for the project managers who work with the design teams. The design strategies presented here are organized into 10 chapters covering important designdisciplines and goals: (1) site design; (2) daylighting and windows; (3) energy-efficient building shell; (4) lighting andelectrical systems; (5) mechanical and ventilation systems; (6) renewable energy systems; (7) water conservation; (8) recycling systems and waste management; (9) transportation; and (10) resource-efficient building products. An additional chapter addresses commissioning and maintenance practices. Each chapter contains a list of related resources. (EV)
Descriptors: Architecture, Building Design, Design Requirements, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation, Energy Management, Structural Elements (Construction)
For full text: http://www.eren.doe.gov/energysmartschools.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Note: Adapted form CHPS's Best Practices Manual, Volume II. Commissioning section modified from "Building Commissioning Guidelines" prepared for Pacific Gas & Electric Company by Portland Energy Conservation, Inc. Sections also excerpted and modified from "Commissioning for Better Buildings in Oregon" by PECI for the Oregon Office of Energy and "Building Commissioning: The Key to Quality Assurance" by PECI.