High Performance Sustainable School Buildings Workshop

Louisville, Kentucky
Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Wednesday, March 14, 2012 -- High Performance Design

7:15 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibit Preview

8:00 AM


8:15 AM

Passivhaus Standard:  The Next Step for High Performance Schools

9:30 AM


9:45 AM

High Performance Application--From Conventional to Net Zero
• Can't Have Just One--How High Performance Systems Affect Building Energy Efficiency
Goals & Strategies for Net Zero Facilities

11:15 AM

High Performance School Technologies Exhibits

12.15 PM


1:00 PM

Travel to Site

1:30 PM

Site Visit to Brooks Elementary
• Rain garden/bioswale
• Natural daylighting
• Green and healthy kitchen equipment
• Dual HVAC systems
• Creative use of programmable space
• Sustainable materials including subsurface pavers
• High performance controls and building automation system

4:30 PM

Return to Convention Center – Closing Remarks

Thursday, March 15, 2012 High Performance Renovation

7:15 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits

8:00 AM


8:00 AM

Reduction Through Renovation

9:00 AM

Break and Travel to site

9:30 AM

Site Visit to Cane Run Elementary Environmental Studies
• How the design team got a 40-year old school to perform as well as a new one
• Solar heated water
• SolaTube natural lighting in classrooms
• Sustainable materials applications
• Complete renovation of all windows, ceilings, floors, roof
• Results of life cycle analysis--which items were chosen and which omitted

• Mechanical closet vs. mechanical mezzanine

12:30 PM

Return to hotel

1:00 PM


1:30 PM

Design Guides for New and Existing Schools
•  ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings
•  LEED for Existing Buildings

2:30 PM

Closing Remarks







Contact Information

  • Phone: 859-547-8008, Email: pproctor@need.org

Payment Instructions

  •    Earlybird Registration
     After March 1, 2012
     Schools/ Non-profits 1-day



     Schools/ Non-profits 2-day



     Business Professional 1-day



     Business Professional 2-day



    Credit Card Payments can be made via fax using the Credit Card Payment Form

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    The NEED Project
    8408 Kao Cirlce
    Manassas, VA 20110
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