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Consumers. The U.S. equals 3% of the earth’s population. The U.S. consumes 40% of the earth’s energy. The U.S. draws 340 billion gallons of fresh water per day from rivers, streams and reservoirs. Energy Efficiency. Electrical Energy Consumption: Educational Facilities.
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Consumers • The U.S. equals 3% of the earth’s population. • The U.S. consumes 40% of the earth’s energy. • The U.S. draws 340 billion gallons of fresh water per day from rivers, streams and reservoirs.
Energy Efficiency • Electrical Energy Consumption: Educational Facilities 1999 Energy Information Administration – US Department of Energy Statistics
CHPS and LEED www.chps.net www.usgbc.org • LEED (Certified, Silver, Gold, Platinum) • Third Party Verification • LEED NC (LEED New Construction) • LEED EB (LEED Existing Building) • LEED for Schools (K-12) • CHPS • Verified vs. Designed
CHPS Range of Offerings • Addresses the total school population • New construction • Modernizations • Additions on existing campuses • The High Performance relocatable • Tailored for California’s schools • Professional Training • Greentools Conference • Low Emitting MaterialsList (to be expanded) • CHPS Project: Chartwell • Picture Courtesy of EHDD Architecture
CHPS Addresses the School’s Life Cycle • Provides resources from Planning through Operations • Volume I – Planning A descriptive “how-to” for school districts, superintendents, board members, and others. • Volume II – Design Technical information for architects, engineers, school planners, contractors and other building professionals. • Volume III – Criteria Benchmarks used for measuring whether or not a school qualifies as “high performance”. • Volume IV – Maintenance and Operation Guidelines for ensuring that high performance schools operate as their designers intended. • Volume V – Commissioning Information on making certain that technologies and high performance elements are actually built and tested to meet specifications. • Volume VI – Relocatable Classrooms Addresses the performance problems and solutions specific to portable classrooms, and includes design guidelines for building high performance portables.
Characteristics of a High Performance School • A High Performance School is: • Healthy • Thermally, Visually and Acoustically Comfortable • Energy Efficient • Material Efficient • Water Efficient • Easy to Maintain and Operate • Commissioned • An Environmentally Responsive Site • a Building that Teaches • Safe and Secure • A Community Resource • Stimulating Architecture • Adaptable to Changing Needs
CHPS Criteria – Scorecards • Free Self Certification System or… • New ‘CHPS Verified’ Program • Types • New Construction • Additions for existing campus • Major modernizations • Minor Mod’s – no scorecard • Relocatables 25 pts. minimum
Funding Sources • Prop 1D • 2-8% • Savings By Design • Bright Schools • Various Solar Incentive • California Energy Commission • CHPS High Performance Relocatables • Integrated Waste Management Board
Cost of “Green” • High Performance is the right thing to do! • Healthier environments for students • Improved educational outcomes • Reduced energy use & environmental impact • Get Paid for It Now and… • Acquire supplemental Prop 1D funding • Incentive Funding (i.e., Savings by Design, Bright Schools, etc.) • Continue getting paid for it • Lower energy costs • Reduced operations costs • Teacher retention and less sick days
Alder Creek Middle School - Daylight and Views • Students increased 20% in math 24% in reading • Workplace productivity can be increased between 2% and 5% with the introduction of good daylighting and views over current office design standards
Design tools CHPS Low Emitting Products List ECMS for Energy SPOT for daylighting design
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