Blacow Elementary School
Fremont School District, California
Strong Construction - Steve Strong
Products: curb system roof monitors with FCM curb mounted fixed skylights with laminated white glass
The Blacow Elementary School was chosen for its high visibility and central location within the Fremont School District.
This school is to be used as a model of daylighting for other schools
in the district and more particularly an example of how to retrofit
daylighting in an existing building with the best products available at a
very reasonable cost. Ultimately, this new design will not only make
the facility more appealing to students and staff alike, but will also
save money by cutting lighting costs in the building. Brad Hermann,
Principal, suggested using the multipurpose room which serves as the
school dining hall as well as a venue for sporting activities, community
events, arts/crafts and staff training.
The multipurpose room is 57' x 40' with 18' center ridge ceilings and
16 T-8 light fixtures, each containing 2-4 tubes. The approximate
lighting cost is $1200 per year based on 180 days at $0.17 per kilowatt
hour. The room is used by 500 students each day.