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
2001 Savings by Design Energy Efficiency Integration Awards This honors design teams and their clients who worked together to make significant progress toward achieving award-winning design while pursuing high-performance building goals. Award winners include... 12/31/2000
2005 Survey of Green Building Plus Green Building in K-12 and Higher Education. Presents the results of a survey of 665 senior executives concerning green building issues in both K-12 and higher educational facilities. Extremely large percentages of respondents from both fields... 12/31/2004
2006 Sustainability Management System. Provides a manual for sustainable practice in to all operations of the Poudre (Colorado) School District. The manual presents the District's sustainability policy, sustainability management... 12/31/2005
2008 Children's Environmental Health Report. Describes current programs from the Environmental Protection Agency aimed at improving school environmental health. These include HealthySEAT, Clean School Bus USA, Chemical Cleanout Campaign, and... 09/30/2008
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
30% Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings. Assists design teams in constructing energy-smart schools using off-the-shelf technology that can cut energy use 30 percent or more annually. It provides recommendations for various climate zones and... 12/31/2007
360 Degrees: Issue 15. Considers how young people can learn about sustainability from their built environment, and profiles the Dalton School, an eco-school in The Netherlands. 03/31/2008
360 Degrees: Issue 16. Report on Britain's first-ever green day, an initiative to encourage learning about buildings, spaces and climate change, and features a school in London that specializes in design and the built... 06/30/2008
360 Degrees: Issue 4. Profiles British programs and resources that support sustainable school design and promote environmental awareness through the built environment. 03/31/2004
50 Green Strategies that Cost Less. Compilation of a list of 50 sustainable design strategies for school projects that are cost-effective, including overall concepts, community, site design, daylighting and windows, building shell,... 12/31/2006
50% Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings Guide provides a sensible approach to easily achieve advanced levels of energy savings in K-12 school buildings without having to resort to detailed calculations or analysis. Covers administrative... 09/30/2011
8 Tips for a Smooth Handoff of New Green Buildings. Details eight steps for an effective transition of a green building from its builders to its operators. These concentrate on including the facilities management staff in the construction process and... 04/27/2011
A Bright Spot on a Lackluster Year: Green Trends Point to Rosier Outlook for Educational Facilities in 2010. Describes trends in green school construction, including display of energy consumption in the school, energy labeling, Building Information Modeling (BIM), campus-style schools uniting services and... 03/31/2010
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 Case for Sustainability. Advocates sustainable school design in spite of budget cuts, as green schools have lower operating costs. A short list of integrated sustainable features is included. 03/31/2011
A Checklist for Meeting Green Goals. Offers an annotated checklist for working with suppliers to meet requirements for green facilities operations and maintenance. Areas covered are green supply chain protocols and product selection,... 06/30/2010
A Client's Guide to Sustainable Schools: A Draft for Development. Describes principles of sustainable design and provides guidance for owners formulating a program for sustainable building, communicating the benefits of sustainability, working with design... 12/31/2003
A Deeper Shade of Green. Discussses the expansion of green school facility consciousness to include alternative energy sources, LEED certification, CHPS standards, and performance contracting. 05/31/2009
A Design That Teaches Others. Advocates creating school buildings that teach environmental stewardship, emphasizing retention of trees, recycling, and school gardens. 05/16/2009
A Facilities Manager's Guide to Green Building Design. Explains how the green building approach to educational facilities design creates healthy, naturally lit, attractive buildings with lower operating and life cycle costs. Defines green design,... 02/28/2001
A Good LEEDer Advises on ways to achieve LEED certification, explaining the six categories of assessment and listing typical ways to earn points in each. 03/31/2005
A Green Building Primer The U.S. Green Building Council, the organization that oversees the LEED rating system, clarifies what green building, sustainability, and LEED certification mean. 02/29/2004
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 Green Role Model. Discusses ways to make a campus building greener without tearing it down and replacing it. Education of the occupants and parents, low-VOC furnishings, electricity audits, window upgrades, water use... 09/30/2008