Zeroing In

by Catherine A. Cardno, Ph.D., Senior Editor; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2018, Vol. 88, Issue 9, Pg. 56-63


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Across the United States, primary and secondary school buildings are leading the way in the so-called zero-energy movement, in which structures are designed to generate at least as much energy as they use. They tend to be owner-occupied, are located on roomy sites with plenty of roof space for solar panels, and have predictable energy usage patterns, making them the perfect candidates.

Subject Headings: Solar power | Building design | Energy consumption | School buildings | School (K-12) | Sustainable development | Structural design | Owners | United States

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