Cost-Efficient Wood Framing Leads to Energy Efficient Schools
Bethel School District – WA
The Bethel School District is proving they can save construction costs and build energy-efficient schools at the same time, leaving more money for educating students. The District reports an 81 percent ENERGY STAR rating overall; several of their 17 elementary and six middle schools have ratings ranging from 95 to 98 percent. And, while size, configuration and age of the 23 facilities vary, one thing remains constant: each is wood-frame. Wood-frame schools can be easily designed to meet or exceed the demanding energy-efficiency requirements of school districts—and they can do so cost effectively.