Advancing sustainability incentives utilizing hard data juxtaposed with design guidelines and effective commissioning. The ORC evaluates seven metrics for healthy, cost-effective, high performance learning environments via quantifiable measurements in Indoor air quality, energy efficiency, visual quality, acoustics, thermal comfort, water conservation, and waste reduction.
This analysis established a benchmark for five schools summer modernization’s of 2013. The spring 2014 new design specifications for lighting, HVAC, and building automation were developed using the lessons learned from the previous year. Mann elementary school following the new guidelines reduced the designed lighting by 20%, and achieved lighting targets.