Andrew Michler

America's First Zero Energy School to Open This Month

by , 09/02/10

Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects , zero energy school, zero energy building, first zero energy, green building, daylighting, geothermal heating cooling architecture, ground source heat pump, Kentucky green school,

The energy production comes from a huge thin film solar array that is glued to the roof top. The array was chosen for its simplified installation and because it could easily conform to the radius of the roof. Green construction materials used include a bamboo floor in the gym and reused building materials from the deconstructed school that was replaced. The kitchen uses new technologies that eliminate the need for a hood. The entire project breaks down to less than $200 a square foot, proving that great design and green building don’t require a huge cost burden. In fact, with all said and done, this could be the cheapest school to run in America!

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2 Comments

  1. jillmill83 October 2, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    GO GREEN! (your planet will thank you later)
    you pick up your trash after an afternoon in the park,you wait till dusk to mow your yard in the summer, you bring your own bags to the grocery,you recycle for goodness sake!! so, why are you still heating and cooling your home with the precious little amounts of the earths fossil fuels??? Geothermal technology allows the temperature of the earth to heat and cool your home. With this technology you not only receive hot water(yes..completely free..!!) but, also, your heating and cooling costs will lower dramatically most times, up to 60%!!!!
    call me, Jill or my husband Bobby, anytime, day or night with questions 317.345.7049…if we don’t answer right away, we’ll get right back with ya! or you can email, jillyanmiller@yahoo.com or geothermal2009@yahoo.com… we love making the earth a better place to live, one install, one customer at a time!! check out our website too if you get a minute…www.midwestgeothermalexperts.com
    thanks and have a great day!!
    peace,
    Jill Miller

  2. mallory September 3, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    This is a great story! We just finished building the Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad, CA which is seeking LEED for Schools Gold Certification from the USGBC.

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