Richardsville Elementary is designed to be the Nations' first net-zero energy public school. Net-zero means the school will produce the same amount of energy it uses on an annual basis. (Click here for more details)
This 72,285 square foot school was built to contain 550
students and completed in September of 2010.
Lowest Documented Energy Consumption of any School in the Nation
Until Richardsville Lowest Documented Energy Consumption of any School in the Nation
This 36,080 square foot
The Thayer School district
had a common problem, the need for a new school
building and a shortage of funds to build it.
Another concern was the cost of heating and cooling this new structure.
Fortunately, the school superintendent, Bill Garrison, had experienced
the comfort and utility savings of a Hydro-Temp Earth Coupled Heat Pump in his
home since the summer of 1995.
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