Regional Environment Studies Center
Manteca RECA bridges the gap between environmental awareness and action.
MUSD wanted to create an energy-independent, multi-use learning center that gives the Manteca community free access to environmental education while providing a model for future learning spaces. To create a best-in-class building, AMS combined high-efficiency systems with a 10kW roof-mounted PV system that generates more energy than required to power the center each year. All systems are monitored in real-time via GEN7’s web-based energy management dashboard which optimizes performance year-round. The custom design blends sustainability and energy goals with natural ventilation, extensive daylighting and recycled materials, including 150-year-old reclaimed barnwood siding. A detached butterfly cool roof was installed onsite.
- RESC is California Central Valley’s first LEED Gold K-12 support facility
- Solar power meets 100% of electricity needs to achieve Zero Net Energy
- Energy dashboard tracks energy production and consumption via an iPad
We wanted more than a building; we wanted to connect people to the environment in positive, productive ways, and Gen7 does that. Natural ventilation, large energy-efficient windows and skylights bring in fresh air, light and sky, with solar panels harnessing the power of the sun to make the building energy-independent.
Manteca Unified School District