Emerging ZNE School Case Study: George V. LeyVa Middle School Administration Building
Case Study / December 13, 2016 / Getting to Zero
The George V. LeyVa Middle School Administration Building was designed to be one of the first zero net energy (ZNE) public school buildings in California as well as the first zero net emissions public school building in California. This leading building was completed in 2011 and has helped demonstrate the financial feasibility of ZNE. A strong fundamental design for low-energy use can cost effectively set up a building to reach zero net energy with minimal onsite renewables. This 9,200-square-foot administration building for the school spent less than 4% of the project budget on solar panels to reach ZNE.