Sunday, May 14, 2006


CPS Adopts Green Development

Cincinnati Public schools are making a statement. Not only with their overall school building plan, but with the new school in Pleasant Ridge. They are trying to build the school to specifications for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. If successful they will be the first school in Ohio and just the 23rd across the country with the designation. It is truly forward thinking.

The school will have the following features:

A light-colored roof to reflect sunlight and reduce heat absorption, reducing the use of air-conditioning.

Windows facing north and south to minimize the sun's glare and to save on energy costs.

Windows with special glazing to optimize natural light to cut utility costs.

Solar panels on the roof to generate electricity and save energy.

Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning run through the floor to provide a healthier environment by pushing fresh air to the breathing zone and pathogens toward the ceiling, which are then filtered out.

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