Mark Hanson is an innovator in the design and construction of sustainable commercial buildings including schools. A portfolio of buildings designed and built through collaborative team efforts at Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction and informed by his background at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Energy Center of Wisconsin, serve as a laboratory for exploring the path forward for solar schools.
Section 1: Contemplating a New or Remodeled School
Chapter 1- What Do You Expect in a New School Building?
Chapter 2- A Report Card on Our School Building Stock
Chapter 3- Where Do We Want to Go?
Chapter 4- How Do We Span the Divide between Here and There?
Chapter 5- The Inevitability of Solar Schools
Section 2- Departure
Chapter 6- So, You Want a Sustainable Solar School
Chapter 7- Encountering Fearful Buyers and Obstructionists
Chapter 8- Solar PV Systems and Intelligent Schools
Chapter 9- Technological and Financial Hurdles and Resources
Chapter 10- Acquiring a Solar School
Section 3- Finding the Main Current: Case Studies
Chapter 11- Northern High School
Chapter 12- East Coast Elementary School
Chapter 13- West Coast Middle School
Chapter 14- Old Elementary School in the Sierra Nevada Foothills
Chapter 15- Southern Elementary School
Section 4- What Lies Ahead
Chapter 16- Technological and Economic Forces
Chapter 17- The River Ahead
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