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Published: Beat the Heat—4 Energy-Saving Design Tips for Hot Climates

October 07, 2019

By Jeff Moroz

Published in Building Operating Management—the healing properties of natural materials aren’t the only benefit of building with wood

For decades, K-12 schools have been seeking better ways to design and build sustainable schools, balancing successful building management with learning outcomes. Combine these pressures with a wide range of differing climates, and the design challenges expand significantly. Within modest budgets and aging facilities, school stakeholders are pressured to realize good returns on community investment while achieving energy savings, reduced costs, and improved occupant wellness alongside student learning. Finding the right balance—economically advantageous, socially responsible, and environmentally friendly—has a positive impact on student and staff satisfaction and the bottom line.

Read the full article in Building Operating Management

Richard J. Lee Elementary. Coppell, Texas. (Photo Credit: Greg Folkins)

  • Jeff Moroz

    An architect with over two decades of experience, Jeff’s specialization is in K-12 design, and he leads our Manitoba K-12 Education studio.

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