High Performance Schools – Case Studies from the Maine Advanced Buildings Program

Presented by Rick Meinking, Efficiency Maine, Augusta, Maine

Efficiency Maine staff will provide a few case studies of recently completed schools that participated in the Maine Advanced Buildings program including details of construction, energy efficiency measures included and information on performance.

About Rick Meinking:

Rick Meinking is the Business Program Manager for the Efficiency Maine Trust. Efficiency Maine is an independent trust dedicated to promoting the efficient and cost-effective use of energy in order to save money for Maine residents and businesses, grow the economy, and create jobs. The Efficiency Maine Trust’s energy-saving programs deliver Maine’s lowest-cost energy resource by saving electricity and heating fuels through energy efficiency improvements and the increased use of cost-effective alternative energy. The Trust’s programs provide a combination of technical assistance, cost-sharing, training, information and quality assurance.

Rick  is a certified Building Analyst through the Building Performance Institute and a Certified Building Operator Level I & II through the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council with over 25 years experience as a Commercial Building Facility Manager.  Additionally, Rick spent 9 year on active duty and 11 years in the Reserve with the United States Navy. In his spare time he enjoys camping, hiking and running.  During baseball season he can usually be found umpiring a high school game.