Jody Richards Elementary

Warren County Board of Education · Bowling Green, Kentucky
Net Zero Ready
Energy Star



The traditional brick two-story design, complements the existing neighborhood surrounding the site.



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PROJECT DETAILS

A Net Zero Ready School

Jody Richards Elementary was designed to follow the energy reducing design strategies implemented at Richardsville Elementary – the nation’s first net zero school – and Bristow Elementary –Kentucky’s first net zero ready school – Jody Richards has achieved a 75% energy reduction and includes the infrastructure to add solar panels in the future, thus achieving “net zero ready” status.

The building is a traditional brick two-story design, which complements the existing neighborhood surrounding the site. Due to the linear nature of the property, the school is oriented on the east-west axis, enabling all standard classrooms to take full advantage of a south orientation and maximize daylighting strategies.

The two-story media center is the heart of the school. It features a glass “cornerstone” that floods the space with natural daylight and allows a beautiful view of the surrounding area. Adjacent hallways have floor-to-ceiling windows with views into the media center as well.

The lobby features a “town hall” theme, with brick facades that accent entrances to the gymnasium, cafeteria and media center. A grand staircase and balconies connect the second floor activities and provide a centrally located circulation point to all the public spaces. Polished concrete and no-wax resilient floors significantly reduce the long-term maintenance in the school.

Green kitchen strategies eliminate deep fryers and tilting skillets to reduce energy, also supporting the district-wide initiative to provide healthier lunches for the students.

Jody Richards operates at 16.6 kBtu/sf/yr creating an average savings of over $141,000 a year in energy costs.

 

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Sherman Carter Barnhart’s 21E schools engage students and inspire learning in healthy and safe environments. They also dramatically reduce or eliminate energy costs. Our Education Studio benefits from the expertise of Principal Kevin Cheek, a Recognized Educational Facility Planner who works with our clients to ensure our schools elevate educational experiences. Stayed tuned for more about our Education Studio. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sherman Carter Barnhart’s 21E schools engage students and inspire learning in healthy and safe environments. They also dramatically reduce or eliminate energy costs. Our Education Studio benefits from the expertise of Principal Kevin Cheek, a Recognized Educational Facility Planner who works with our clients to ensure our schools elevate educational experiences. Stayed tuned for more about our Education Studio.

We are proud to be Warren County schools partner in designing these zero energy schools and zero energy ready schools!Did you know WCPS is one of KY's most energy efficient districts with the NATION'S FIRST Net Zero school, Richardsville Elementary. Jennings Creek Elementary became the district's second Net Zero building when it opened in 2018 ? In addition, South Warren High, South Warren Middle, Bristow Elementary and Jody Richards Elementary are Net Zero Ready schools. In 2019 we hit $14 mill in cost avoidance! ... See MoreSee Less

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We are proud to be Warren County schools partner in designing these zero energy schools and zero energy ready schools!

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