Kinard Core Knowledge Middle School
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Kinard’s Sustainable Building Features
• Building Transparency & Open Design Elements
- Frequent use of natural lighting to minimize electrical lighting needs
- Solatubes and cloud effect architecture to maximize indirect sunlight into classrooms
Geo-Thermal Exchange Heating and Cooling System
- 100 underground wells (300 ft. deep).
- Use natural temp. of the earth to control building temp.
- 72 Heat Pumps
• Wind Powered Electrical Energy
- Kinard is 100% wind powered from Wyoming wind farms
• Super Insulation & Building Envelope
- 3 inch polyurethane spray-on foam insulation to minimize heat loss.
Other Cool Features
- Automated Energy Management System
- Non-toxic Building Materials
- Occupancy Lighting Sensors
- Micro-Loaded Building