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Seminar

Frederick County Middle School – A Model of Energy Efficiency

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Starts On - August 14, 2018 - 12:00pm
Ends On - August 14, 2018 - 1:00pm
100 5th Street NE
Charlottesville , VA 22902

The goal for this new middle school was to create a progressive campus for an expected enrollment of 900 students in Frederick County’s under-served rural community.

This student- and community-centric prototype was designed to be a model of energy and water efficiency and to incorporate the building’s sustainable infrastructure into the curriculum. 

The school exceeded its energy-efficiency goals in its first year of operation: energy consumption was just 26.9 kBtu/sf—39 percent of comparable secondary schools and below its target of 30 kBtu/sf/year. This number is projected to drop over time with operational fine-tuning.

Additionally, the school operates independently of fossil fuels and is a net zero water facility. Energy-saving highlights include an on-site water generation and treatment system, a hybrid geothermal HVAC system, and exclusive use of LED lighting.