Energy Savings


A rendering of a parking structure, which is among the 16 campus facilities slated for solar panel installation at Emory University. Source: Cherry Street Energy

Emory Adding 15,000 Solar Panels

The Atlanta-based institution will be installing more than 15,000 solar panels on 16 campus buildings. That represents 5.5 megawatts of solar generation, enough to produce about a tenth of the university's peak energy requirements.

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energy efficiency

How EV Chargers Help Campus Energy Ecosystems Evolve

Electric vehicle chargers are much more than a plug-and-play upgrade to the old gas pump.

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Sustainability

To Push the Envelope on Sustainability, Push the Envelope

Architects continue to design buildings much the same way they always have; yet, a carbon-free future will require new practices, namely true, front-loaded integrative design.

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2020 issue of Spaces4Learning.

Sustainability

Santa Barbara School District Approves Renewable Energy Project

If completed, the district will install solar energy, battery storage, and electrical vehicle charging stations at school sites districtwide.

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Maintenance & Operations

The Simple Formula for Successful HVAC Optimization

Comprehensive scoping plus planning equals savings.



Guest Viewpoint

Turnkey Renovation Solutions for A+ Aesthetics

A few solutions to minimize renovation costs and support sustainablity goals.

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.

Over the summer, Olathe West High School added solar panels over two picnic tables where students can charge their phones and laptops.

Sustainable Schools

Solar Panels Installed to Charge Student Cell Phones

Over the summer, Olathe West High School added solar panels over two picnic tables where students can charge their phones and laptops.

Green Schools

Department of Education Honors Green Ribbon Schools

The U.S. Department of Education recently honored 35 schools, 14 districts and four post-secondary institutions for their focus on the environment.

Infrastructure Solutions

King William County Public Schools Projected to Save Millions in Operating Costs

Through ABM’s Energy Performance Contracting program, the customized solution is projected to save the school district close to $5 million in energy and operating costs over a 15-year period.

The new middle school located in Missouri City will include about 90,000 square feet of solar panels on the roof and overhangs.

Green Schools

Net-Zero Middle School to Be Built Outside of Houston

A new middle school, just outside of Houston, will have a net zero design, meaning the building will produce as much energy as it consumes.

Solar Installation at Denison Univerity

The Sustainable Campus (Trends and Innovations)

Pollinator-Friendly Solar

Denison University has turned a solar installation into a bee and butterfly habitat.

This article originally appeared in the College Planning & Management September 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.

District Solar Deal Includes Learning Wagons

Energy

District Solar Deal Includes Learning Wagons

Hamilton Southeastern Schools will be working with Ameresco to implement two solar arrays, with a total of 4,800 panels and the capacity of generating 2.4 million kWh annually.

Green Schools

CA District Opts for Solar Carports and Battery Storage

The project includes the installation of solar panels capable of generating a megawatt of energy and a 660 kilowatt-hour battery energy storage system at Amador Valley High School.

Green Schools

Ohio School System Adds Rooftop Solar Field

Federal Hocking Local Schools had a "grand 'turn on'" of its new solar power plant. Now, 1,968 solar panels installed on the roof of the joint middle and high school building will provide energy to the Ohio school system.

The project, with WE Energies and SunVest Solar, will install 8,076 panels at three schools this summer. The installations will primarily go on rooftops, but one school will also have a solar field with 2,134 modules.

Green Schools

Wisconsin’s New Berlin First Participant in Solar Now Pilot

The project, with WE Energies and SunVest Solar, will install 8,076 panels at three schools this summer. The installations will primarily go on rooftops, but one school will also have a solar field with 2,134 modules.

Green Schools

CA District Deploying Solar at 8 Sites

Orange Unified School District has begun construction on its first solar project. The installation will include a combination of ground-mounted and shade canopies at eight district sites, generating a projected 3.6 million kilowatts of renewable electricity during the first year of operation. The school system, which has 28,000 students, is working with Ameresco on the project.

A Sense of Stewardship

On the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, Chou Hall is a leading example of the practice of sustainable development.

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Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

UCLA Reduces Energy Use

This article originally appeared in the College Planning & Management April/May 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.

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Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

UMass Reduces Heat Loss, Earns LEED Gold

This article originally appeared in the College Planning & Management April/May 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.

Ask the Expert: Smart Campuses

What are some features of a 'smart campus?'

This article originally appeared in the College Planning & Management April/May 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.

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Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Clinton Prairie Performs District-Wide Upgrades

This article originally appeared in the School Planning & Management April/May 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.