Energy Design Guidelines for High Performance Schools: Cool and Dry Climates

    Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


    School districts around the country are finding that the smart energy choices can help them save money and provide healthier, more effective learning environments. By incorporating energy improvements into their construction or renovation plans, schools can significantly reduce energy consumption and costs. These savings can be redirected to educational needs such as additional teachers,instructional materials, or new computers. These design guidelines outline high performance principles for the new or retrofit design of your K-12 school. By incorporating these principles, you can create and exemplary building that is both energy and resource efficient.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages88
    StatePublished - 2002

    Bibliographical note

    Work performed by Innovative Designs, Raleigh, North Carolina

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/SR-710-29109

    Other Report Number

    • DOE/GO-102002-1543


    • BTS
    • building design
    • buildings
    • commercial buildings
    • cool and dry climates
    • EE
    • energy efficiency
    • Energy Smart schools
    • innovative designs
    • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
    • NREL
    • Rebuild America
    • renewable energy (RE)
    • U.S. Department of Energy


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