Looking to bring together public school administrators, designers and policymakers, the ASHRAE-sponsored event will explore how to meet code requirements and operational budgets.
Maximizing the performance of
school buildings - and the students in them - is the goal of ASHRAE’s March 1-2
meeting in Atlanta.
Looking to bring together public
school administrators, designers and policymakers, the American Society of
Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers-sponsored event is to explore
how to meet code requirements and operational budgets. Reducing building energy
expenses will be a major focus, meeting officials said.
“Sixteen percent of schools
districts’ controllable costs are spent on energy,” said Ben Leppard, a member
of the conference steering committee. “By focusing on energy efficiency and
high-performance goals a school’s energy bills can be lowered, saving millions
of dollars each year which can be redirected into facilities, teachers’
salaries, computers and textbooks.”
Experts on acoustics, indoor
air quality, ventilation will meet with attendees to explore possible solutions
to school officials’ building problems.
“Improved indoor air
quality, acoustically designed indoor environments and high-performance
lighting systems have the potential to increase student productivity,” Leppard
Conference registration and
other details are
Special ASHRAE conference to tackle school issues
January 29, 2010