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02/07/17

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Peer Review of Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings: Achieving Zero Energy

In partnership with AIA, IES, and USGBC and with support from the DOE, ASHRAE has embarked on a new series of Advanced Energy Design Guides focusing on achieving zero energy performance. The first guide in the series is for K-12 School Buildings. The project committee is finalizing the first draft in anticipation of the first peer review. The 65% Complete Technical Refinement Draft for the Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School: Achieving Zero Energy will be available for review and feedback from February 6, 2017 to February 17, 2017. All review input must be received by February 19, 2017. Once received, the input will be compiled and then reviewed by the committee who will make changes to the draft based on that input. To participate in the review, please go to https://www.ashrae.org/freeaedg to download the review process instructions and review input form as well as a copy of the document for review (in pdf format). The draft will be available for download starting on February 6, 2017 through Friday, February 17, 2017.

12/08/16

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U.S. Department of Energy Launches Signature Partnership to Jump-Start Zero Energy Schools

Washington, DC - On December 6, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the launch of a new partnership to jump-start zero energy schools across the country and better enable states and school districts alike to design, construct, and operate these cutting-edge, energy-saving schools. The launch of the Zero Energy Schools Accelerator, part of the Better Buildings Initiative, brings together seven school districts, two states, and several national organizations committed to working collaboratively toward the goal of increasing zero energy design and construction in the education sector and among local communities across the nation. A Zero Energy Building is an energy-efficient building where, on a source energy basis, the actual annual delivered energy is less than or equal to the on-site renewable exported energy.

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Leaking £7m (CDN$12 million) Dartington eco-school is demolished

Devon, England - A £7m "zero-carbon" school which closed after water started leaking into the buildings is being demolished. Diggers and dumper trucks are turning the six-year-old former Dartington Primary School near Totnes in Devon into rubble. More than 300 children have been in temporary buildings since July 2014. Building of a new school will start in January and education authority Devon County Council is seeking compensation from the architects and builders.

11/30/16

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Carleton University Engineering Students Build "Tiny" Net-Zero House

Ottawa, ON - A group of Carleton University engineering students are designing and building a sustainable, tiny, net-zero house built on a trailer. They call their project "Northern Nomad".

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Foothills School Division to receive solar panel installation funding

High River, AB - Foothills School Division (FSD) projects currently being planned and under construction are eligible for solar panel funding through a newly-introduced Government of Alberta initiative.

Funding for solar panels is available to 36 Alberta school projects in planning and design as of October 2016. Read more here

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