Integrated School Building Technologies for High Performance Schools

The California Energy Commission demonstrated high performance design concepts that provide good lighting, meet improved acoustical standards, use advanced HVAC technologies and monitor and control indoor air quality and reduce energy use in four public K-12 schools. The two demonstration schools - Alder Creek Middle School in Truckee, California and the Cesar Chavez Education Complex in Oakland, California were located in different climate zones, incorporate a high level of daylighting; meet ASHRAE NC 30 acoustical standards; use advanced HVAC and duct technologies and controls for monitoring and control of indoor air quality (IAQ). The schools exceed California building standards by up to 20% while lowering life cycle costs.

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Contact Information

Claudia Orlando
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512
Phone: 916-653-5285
Email: corlando@energy.state.ca.us