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ERIC Number: EJ798541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
The Shape of Things
Aliotta, Joe; Pde, Gerald
American School & University, v80 n6 p32 Feb 2008
Many people narrowly focus on energy efficiency when defining a "high-performance" school--a school building that is economical with respect to heating, cooling, and electric lighting. That is certainly true, but in the broadest terms, a high-performance school is designed to minimize reliance on fossil fuels--and provide a comfortable, healthful, productive, and beautiful learning environment--by optimizing the efficiency of the building form and mechanical equipment. Working together, architects, engineers, and environmental designers can achieve this complex goal by integrating effective school planning, sustainable architecture, and sophisticated building performance analyses. In the process, they use energy modeling early in the design process to analyze the building envelope, and mechanical and electrical loads. Daylighting, ventilation, and mechanical/electrical strategies are used to develop and refine the design.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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