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Cumberland Trace Elementary

Warren County Public Schools | Bowling Green, KY

Net Zero Emerging School

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The new Cumberland Trace Elementary continues the energy-reducing design strategies implemented throughout the district including a site-produced 50 kw alternative renewable energy source (solar) to achieve emerging zero energy status.

The school encourages Integrated Learning with extended learning spaces, group study areas, and a monumental collaboration stair. The school also includes a Cafetorium with a stage to promote the arts.

Housed within the Media Center are “Maker Spaces” that encourage student group meetings and promote collaborative thinking. At the Center of the Media Center is a Media Hub, allowing students to utilize computer workstations within the supervised environment of the Media Center.

Green kitchen strategies eliminate deep fryers and tilting skillets to reduce energy, and support the district-wide initiative to provide healthier student lunches.

Sustainable Features:

  • 50 kw Photovoltaic Renewable Energy Source
  • Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Bldg Envelope
  • Passive Daylighting Controls/Strategies
  • Geothermal HVAC
  • Efficient Kitchen Strategies – Eliminates Type 1 Hood
  • Super Insulated R-32 RoofOccupancy, Motion & CO2 Monitoring
  • LED Lighting | Net Metering
  • Stained Polished Concrete Floors
  • Operations & Maintenance Plan