Extreme Makeover: The Plainfield NH Elementary School - Self Study

Online

Author: Marc Rosenbaum

Subjects: Green Building: Building Science, Green Building: Sustainable Building, Green Building: Insulation, Green Building: LEED

Description

This course was originally presented at BuildingEnergy Boston 2020, a conference presented by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)

This small New Hampshire town was faced with a host of issues with its 35,000 sf school. Key areas included IAQ problems, lack of temperature control, obsolete HVAC equipment, and high energy bills. A small group of volunteers proposed a radical solution: take one classroom as a prototype, disconnect it from the central plant, super-insulate it, and install a cold climate heat pump and an ERV. The monitored success led to a step-by-step Deep Energy Retrofit of the school, the removal of all of the oil-fired plant and fuel storage, and ultimately a 155 kWDC solar electric array to power the school. This case study details the strategies and reports the results.

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Since this is a free course, it is not eligible for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) and has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential. Certificates of completion and CEU Credits are only available for our premium paid courses.

Author

Marc Rosenbaum

Principal, Energysmiths

Marc Rosenbaum, P.E. uses an integrated systems design approach to help people create buildings and communities which connect us to the natural world, and support both personal and planetary health. He brings this vision, experience and commitment to a collaborative design process, with the goal of profoundly understanding the interconnections between people, place, and...[more]

Course Outline

Extreme Makeover: The Plainfield NH Elementary School

  • Extreme Makeover: The Plainfield NH Elementary School (Video - 57:01 minutes)

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