LeyVa Middle School Administration Building
The design team, Capital Engineering in Rancho Cordova, Ca. and Aedis Architecture determined it could actually eliminate energy costs and carbon emissions through the use of photovoltaics and other sustainable technologies including a Mitsubishi high efficiency VRF heating, ventilation and air conditioning, energy management system, a CRRC rated cool roof, ultra high performing building envelope, and spectrally selective low-E glazing. This project was designed toward LEED Gold Certification, and is the first Net-Zero Energy/Net-Zero Emissions public school building in California. It will produce up to 108% of its own energy and save the school district more than $9,000 annually. The building, 41% more energy efficient than Title 24 requirements, maximizes daylighting and used new HVAC technology to reduce power demands.