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Net Zero Schools



Year: 2020

Topics: Green Buildings, Energy Efficiency

Organizer: PACE and CTEN

Towns that need to build new schools are beginning to seriously consider the many advantages of net zero buildings. Some projects have already become a reality.

Mark Robbins of MHR Development shares his experience and insights on overcoming obstacles to clean energy projects.

John Balfe of Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships provides a clear overview of how to promote energy efficiency in our schools.

Scott Thompson, Chair of the Sustainable Fairfield Task Force, shares his experience in successfully promoting solar, electric vehicles and energy efficiency in Fairfield.

Peter Millman of Eastern CT Green Action and People’s Action for Clean Energy shares a study of schools with solar in the state and gives an update on efforts to build a net zero energy school in his town of Mansfield.

Lance Dyer of Sweeney, Rogers Geraghty explains how the combination of variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heat pumps and energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) provide an effective and economical HVAC solution for schools.

Yes You Can: Project Obstacles and Resolutions

Energy Efficiency in Schools

Fairfield’s Approach to Clean Energy Projects at Schools

Schools and Solar in Connecticut

All-Electric HVAC Systems for Schools