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ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings – 2011

October 19, 2011 - To help ensure schools receive an A+ in energy efficiency, ASHRAE encourages owners, engineers, designers, architects and others on the building team to download the free “Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings: Achieving 50% Energy Savings Toward a Net Zero Energy Building”. The guide is the second in a series that provides recommendations to achieve 50% energy savings when compared with the minimum code requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2004, “Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings”.

Written in partnership with ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), the guide features easy-to-follow recommendations for various climate zones and how to implement tips via a series of real-life school construction case studies. Also included is information on integrated design, including best practices, as a necessary component in achieving 50% energy, and the inclusion of a performance path; specifically, offering guidance for early stage energy modelling and annual energy use targets to help with goal setting. “Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings: Achieving 50% Energy Savings Toward a Net Zero Energy Building” is available as a free download at www.ashrae.org/freeaedg.