Originally posted by American City & Country. The Park View Early Learning Center in Mount Prospect, Illinois, had not been renovated since its 1965 construction, and the school’s older heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system had outlived its heyday. The school’s outdated infrastructure system also failed to align with the district-wide commitment to sustainability. Well past its prime, the building’s HVAC system was proving unreliable, impeded building comfort, and provided a less-than-ideal learning and working environment. The system also was proving increasingly costly to operate and maintain.
Working with Trane®, the district explored various funding options and ultimately selected a $2 million grant opportunity with the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation (ICECF). The grant required transforming the facility to a net-zero building.
As part of completing the grant application requirements, Trane collaborated with the district’s project team to help the district identify ways to make the building meet net-zero-energy consumption requirements and Passive Housing Institute US, Inc. “plus” (PHIUS+) standards.Read the Article