Case Studies--Green Colleges and Universities

Title Abstract Publication Date
Green Connection. Reviews the new Information and Technology Building at the University of Calgary, noting that the building is one of the most significant examples green institutional design in Canada. The article... 12/31/2001
Green Field Notes. Presents brief descriptions of green building features at 46 educational facilities. Background information of the feature and community response are also included. 10/31/2009
Green from North to South. Profiles the longstanding sustainability initiatives at the Dallas County Community College District's Richland College. A commitment to energy monitoring and resource conservation since 1972 is... 03/31/2011
Green Goals Guide UW's Architecture Hall Renovation. Profiles the renovation of Washington University's 1908 Architecture Hall, emphasizing attention to natural ventilation, energy-saving windows, and other green retrofits. 08/27/2008
Green Machine. Describes a high performance engineering teaching facility at Kingston, Ontario's, Queen's University. The building features open floor plans with movable partitions instead of classrooms,... 12/31/2004
Green School Lab. Provides detailed information on energy issues at Mesa Community College (MCC) Physical Sciences Building, with state-of-the-art labs, support spaces and classroom for chemistry, engineering, geology... 04/30/2001
Green Schools and Sustainability in Appalachia. Case Studies in Rural Practice. Highlights best practices in colleges that are both environmentally sustainable themselves, and that foster education-community partnerships to support local economic growth. It emphasizes those... 02/28/2011
Green Up: Trends in Eco-Friendly Facility Design. Discusses environmentally friendly trends in athletic facility design, with an emphasis on LEED certification. Examples of three higher education facilities are described. 08/31/2009
Green: The Preferred Color Choice at St. Norbert College. Describes the highly-participatory sustainability efforts at this college, with staff, students, and faculty seizing various opportunities even in the absence of a master plan. Product research and... 09/30/2009
Greening Middlebury College. Reviews highlights of sustainable building and campus management practices at this institution, focusing on the features of a new library addition and a power plant that will run on wood chips. 03/31/2008
Greening the American Campus: Lessons from Campus Projects Useful green infrastructure frameworks are shared from case studies at Univerity of Washington-Takoma, University of Washington-Seattle, Wellesley, and SUNY's College of Environmental Science... 12/31/2011
Greening-of-Dana Project [University of Michigan] The Greening of Dana was a $25 million dollar renovation that resulted in a building that makes a statement - a building where environmental principles are not only taught, but upheld and... 12/31/2005
Grow Your Green Campus Organically. Profiles the coordinated sustainability efforts at Michigan's Delta College. These grew out of the college's facilities department, and were aided by their joining the American College and... 04/30/2009
Head of the Class. Profiles the University of Florida's Rinker Hall, an academic facility that achieved extensive daylighting throughout its three-storey structure, its preparation for photovoltaics, and siting... 12/31/2007
KAUST Academic Library Photographs, description, and credits for the 140,000-square-foot King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Academic Library in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, designed by HOK. KAUST was... 01/31/2012
King Pavilion, Iowa State University, College of Design. Profiles this new academic building that is fully daylit and features a green roof. Innovative building features and materials are also detailed. Building statistics, a list of the project... 10/31/2010
Kroon Hall, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Profiles this academic building with office space for 50 faculty and staff, three classrooms, a library, a learning center, a 175-seat auditorium, and an environment center for social gatherings. The... 10/31/2009
Lab of the Year Combines Efficiency, Site Sensitivity. Profiles Columbia University's Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Campus. The facility was sited for minimal environmental impact, preserving views, avoiding... 04/30/2009
Lasting Dividend Case study of University of Florida's William R. Hough Hall, a LEED Gold graduate business studies building that uses 42% less energy than the baseline. Ample daylighting, breakout study rooms,... 03/31/2012
Living and Learning in a Sustainable Community. Profiles The Commons at Vanderbilt University. The 300,000 square foot residential village consists of five new residence halls and five renovated ones, along with a freestanding dining facility.... 08/31/2009
Long-Term Education Planning Sustainable master planning can produce long-range benefits for education institutions. Discusses tools and strategies such as benchmarking, energy audit, commissioning, and post-commisioning.... 10/31/2011
Loyola's Information Commons: Designed with Nature in Mind. Reviews the extensive sustainability features of Chicago's Loyola University Information Commons. These include a double-skin façade that manages heat flow and natural ventilation, abundant... 06/30/2009
Main Winners. Profiles the two main winners in the 2010 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors competition. The Omaha Public Schools Saddlebrook Joint-Use Library and the New York University... 07/31/2010
Material Health Arizona State University's recent Health Services Building project focused on sustainability and the use of healthier materials to benefit the students and staff. 06/27/2012
McLean Environmental Living and Learning Center. Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin. Profiles this student housing complex used in the college's curriculum to teach about energy performance, green materials, building lifecycles and sustainability. Computers monitor the building... 12/31/2005