Characterization of Guidance Documents for Creating High Performance Schools.

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Evaluates nine guidance documents that may be used by schools to create high performance facilities: The Poudre School District (CO), Sustainable Design Guidelines; the Collaborative for High Performance Schools, Best Practices Manual, Volumes I, II and III; Innovative Design, Sustainable Schools; Partnership for Resource Efficient Schools (Seattle), Recommended Best Practices Manual; Triangle J. Council of Governments, High Performance Guidelines: Triangle Region Public Facilities; U.S. Green Building Council, LEED Green Building Rating System; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Guidelines for Creating High Performance Green Buildings; City of New York, High Performance Building Guidelines; and, Minnesota Sustainable Design Guide. Each of the nine guidance documents were evaluated according to their goals, organizational structure, target audience, building life cycle phases addressed, and physical environmental conditions addressed.
Bosch, Sheila
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