Case Studies--Green Schools

Title Abstract Publication Date
'Green Schools' and the Bottom Line. Examination of Stoddert Elementary School in Washington, D.C. After obtaining LEED certification in 2010, the school is finishing its first year as a newly renovated green school. Includes interviews... 04/30/2011
11th Annual Showcase of Outstanding Design and Architecture in Education. Recognizes 32 outstanding new and renovated K-12 and higher education facilities. Each entry contains photographs, a text description, and summarized project data. Architect and manufacturer indices... 05/31/2010
2008 Green Design Awards. Presents a panel of judges selections of 26 exemplary K-12 and higher education buildings, in the categories of Building as a Teaching Tool; Energy Efficiency and Conservation; Visual, Acoustical,... 10/31/2008
2009 Impact on Learning Awards. Profiles eight schools cited in this annual awards program. The schools were selected according to their reflection of the challenge presented, functionality, flexibility and convertability,... 07/31/2009
A Brave New Campus--Marysville Getchell High School Campus 2011 MacConnell Award Winner. Extensive case study of award winning high school outside Seattle, Washington that redefines high school education. Discusses communities of learners, taking chances, starting with the learner, being... 11/30/2011
A Call for Change. Profiles the San Francisco Waldorf School facility, a remodeled call center that has achieved LEED Gold certification due to high recycled building content, daylighting, water-saving fixtures,... 12/31/2007
A Green Dream for Napa Valley School. Documents use of CHPS Criteria in the extensive planning process in Napa Valley's American Canyon High School, which was the first project recognized under the CHPS Verified program. Close... 12/31/2007
A Green Education: Elementary Students Learn How to Be Good Inhabitants of Earth. Profiles the Willow School in Gladstone, New Jersey. The private K-8 school emphasizes environmental stewardship through its building design and curriculum. Unusual sources for recycled building... 08/31/2005
A High Performance School Case Study: Northern Guilford Middle School. Profiles this Greensboro, North Carolina school as an example of a commitment to promoting sustainable design. The school features a set of green strategies that include: 1) a holistic water cycle... 12/31/2006
A Learning Community. Profiles the The Denver School of Science & Technology, a charter school with open and flexible spaces that accommodate collaborative learning, team teaching, and small learning communities . The... 12/31/2006
A New Daylighting Strategy for a Middle School in North Carolina. Investigates the findings of daylighting studies being conducted at the Northern Guilford Middle School in Greensboro, North Carolina. This daylighting design at this school utilizes a unique curved... 12/31/2006
A Perfect MATCH Case study of the Media and Technology Charter High School (MATCH) in Boston, Massachusetts. The new charter school was designed as a renovation and adaptive reuse of a concrete-framed building. The... 01/31/2004
A Student Perspective on Greening Schools: Analysis of an Austin, Texas High School as a Model for Rethinking in Green. Presents a student's perspective on the necessity of green remodeling of existing schools. Austin's 1974 Lyndon Banes Johnson High School is described as an example where initial... 12/31/2007
A Successful Partnership. Profiles Portland, Oregon's Rosa Parks School, including an overview of the school's design, educational and community program, and numerous green features. 12/31/2007
A Sustainable and Holistic Approach to Design and Construction. Uses the North Carolina's Northern Guilford Middle School as an example of a high performance school that uses 43% less energy than a school of comparable size. Daylighting, solar hot water,... 04/30/2010
Academic Achievement: A school expansion in our nation's capitol introduces a wetland to a dense urban site. Profiles Washington D.C.'s Sidwell Friends Middle School, a LEED Platinum-certified facility featuring onsite wastewater management, a wetland, extensive use of natural and recycled materials,... 06/30/2007
Academy of Environmental Excellence. Profiles Liverpool's St. Francis of Assisi Academy, a high-performance school featuring extended hours, solar panels, rainwater collection that supplies the toilets, grass roofs, and an... 05/31/2007
AIA COTE Selects Top Ten Green Buildings for 2006 Among the winners of the AIA Committee on the Environment's top 10 examples of green design are two schools: Ben Franklin Elementary School, Kirkland, Washington, by Mahlum Architects, and the... 03/31/2006
Alaska's Shining Star. Profiles the Leed silver-certified Fred and Sarah Machetanz elementary school in Wasilla, Alaska. Southern exposures, high performance glazing, and extensive insulation respond the extreme climate. 02/28/2010
American Canyon High School. Profiles this new California school, the first in the state to be verified by the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS). 05/31/2009
An Innovative School Revisited: Leith Academy and the Projects that Followed It. Describes the success of Edinburgh's Leith Academy, built in 1991 on an innovative flexible plan which has adapted to changes in capacity and educational programming and is a source of community... 01/31/2004
An Update on the Greening of Virginia's Schools. Briefly reviews the numbers of and progress with green schools in Virginia. The report shows a 100 percent increase in LEED registered schools from November, 2007, to April, 2008. Also illustrated... 05/07/2008
Artists for Humanity EpiCenter. Describes this Boston private art-oriented school for at-risk teens that was constructed on a small site in an industrial zone requiring environmental remediation. The resulting LEED platinum-... 11/30/2005
Ashland High School. Profiles this high performance Massachusetts school, illustrating the photovoltaic array, heat recovery system, outdoor classrooms, recycling, composting, and daylighting. 10/21/2007
Atascocita Springs Elementary School Video of the PBK-designed Atascocita Springs Elementary School in Humble, Texas. This unique school has recently earned LEED certification, and is CHPS compliant. 01/24/2011