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Akard Elementary School, Sullivan County
Address Akard Elementary School
Sullivan County Public Schools
224 Mt. Area Drive
Bristol, Tennessee
United States of America
Year of construction 1963
Year of renovation 2002
Total floor area 3534 m²
Number of pupils 223
Number of classrooms 16
Typical classroom 75 m
13 m window area
18 - 20 pupils

Akard Elementary (Kindergarten through 5th Grades) was built in 1963 and has a floor area of 3534 m. Project was accomplished in 2001-2002 under a performance contract. The aim was to improve the energy efficiency of the existing building while improving the overall qualilty of the environment and reduce energy consumption over current levels.

Retrofit features:
  • Replacement of old fluorescent T-12 fixtures with premium quality T8 lamps and electronic ballasts.
  • Replace all existing incandescent exit signs with LED type; incandescent lamps with compact    fluorescents.
  • Replacement of 40 windows with Low-E double glazed windows - 537 m.
  • Install Energy Management Systems with controls on HVAC equipment.
  • Replacement of Coal Boilers with High-Efficiency Gas fired boiler and hot water heaters.
  • Upgrading of plumbing fixtures; Install new air conditioning system.

  •   total report as pdf-download in English  

    Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics