Innovative Design has worked with TRC Energy Services and the New York State Energy
Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to develop sustainable design
guidelines for New York schools across the state. The focus of the study is to improve
energy, daylighting, and water use performance in existing facilities. To achieve this
goal, we worked closely with the client to assess existing facility needs and prioritize
the most cost- and energy-effective strategies for small and large renovation projects.
Among future efforts towards promoting sustainable design in New York Schools,
Innovative Design will be delivering general sustainability workshops as well as
workshops on specific green strategies, such as daylighting, solar hot water system,
and rainwater harvesting strategies, to school architects, engineers and school
Innovative Design will also be reviewing school building design plans and consulting
with architects and engineers to ensure proper execution of sustainable solutions in
new and existing schools.
NEW YORK SCHOOL FACILITIES GUIDE
Innovative Design created a design tool for sizing daylighting apertures appropriate
for New York’s climate zones. By analyzing the daylighting of six typical K-12 school
spaces with different strategies, Innovative Design developed ‘rules-of thumb’ for the
Albany, NY and Syracuse, NY areas. The guideline offers analysis and guidance
focused on window retrofitting and the related energy efficiency implications,
daylighting levels, and cost savings and payback estimates.
Solar Hot Water & Rainwater Systems
Innovative Design developed design tools to optimize rainwater collection systems
and solar water heating systems for different locations in the State of New York.
Innovative Design developed a set of green specifications to achieve sustainable
strategies in designing schools. The specifications are organized according to CSI
Master Format to provide sustainable strategies division by division. These
documents also included detailed recommendations on the technical aspects, such
as daylighting, solar hot water system schematics, rainwater harvesting schematics,
plug load, and energy efficient kitchen equipment.
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Guidelines for the Design and
Construction of Energy
Efficient County facilities
Texas Sustainable School
Guidelines for Energy Efficient
Sustainable Schools: Supporting
Yout Education Mission
Green Building Design
Components to the Greenville
County Architectural Design
New York School