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C A S E S T U D Y NET ZERO ON THE FARM B Y K E V I N D . M U S S L E R , P. E . ; S T E P H A N I E G E R A K O S , P. E . , M E M B E R A S H R A E ; A N D S U S A N S T O K E S H I L L , A I A WMB Photography Amidst 82 acres of rolling Kentucky countryside, high school students gain first-hand experience in managing animals and the land at a working farm. Learning at this agricultural-based vocational school takes place in a variety of settings - from pastures and the barn to the operating on-site veterinary clinic. Students also see sustainability in action, learning in daylit classrooms, raising organicallyfed chickens and creating a solar-powered livestock watering system. Rooftop solar panels and an energy-efficient design have resulted in the academic building operating on a net zero energy basis. 28 HIGH PERFORMING BUILDINGS Winter 2015 I n addition to the net zero energy academic building, the project reduces site impact by minimizing municipal water use and includes measures that preclude the need for a storm water sewer or sanitary sewer connection. An integrated design featuring an airtight envelope, expanded indoor temperature setpoints in specified areas, a solar thermal system and a geothermal heat pump greatly reduces energy demand, an approach that serves as a model for communities and school systems seeking to reduce their energy use and environmental impact of new developments. Campus Components The Locust Trace AgriScience Center is on the outskirts of the metro area of Lexington, Ky., serving

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of High Performing Buildings - Winter 2015

High Performing Buildings - Winter 2015
Commentary
Contents
Oakland University Human Health Building
David & Lucile Packard Foundation Headquarters
Locust Trace AgriScience Center
PNC Net Zero Bank Branch
Portland Community College Newberg Center
HPB Technology
Advertisers Index

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