The FROG Classrooms on the UH Manoa College of Education Campus Serve as a Living Laboratory for Sustainable Design Research
Energy research at the UH College of Education net-zero energy classrooms is part of an 8-year collaboration between The University of Hawai’i’s: Hawai’i Natural Energy Institute’s energy efficiency program, School of Architecture’s Environmental Research and Design Lab and Sea Grant College Program.
A fun, 2-minute video can be found here.
Peer-reviewed publications of this research can be found at these links:
- Paper published by Developments in the Built Environment journal in 2020: Retaining a Healthy Indoor Environment in On-Demand Mixed-Mode Classrooms
- Paper presented at the 2018 American Council for An Energy-Efficient Economy Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Second Generation ZNE: Inheriting the Good Genes
A non-peer reviewed project reports:
- Report for HNEI 2021: A Case Study of Indoor Air Quality in Mixed Mode Buildings in Tropical Climates
- Report for HNEI 2021: Ceiling Fan and Thermal Comfort Assessment for Mixed-Mode Classrooms in Hawai’i
Research conducted on three older FROG classrooms in Hawai’i can be found here:
- Paper presented at the 2016 American Council for An Energy-Efficient Economy Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Positively Net Zero: Case Study of Performance Simulation and Hitting the Targets