Green Schools --HIGHER EDUCATION

Title Abstract Publication Date
2008 Excellence in Design Awards: Educational Building Category. Profiles Yale University's Sculpture Building and Parking Garage, a LEED Platinum Certified facility featuring triple glazing, displacement ventilation, and rainwater reclamation. 08/31/2008
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
2010 Sustainability Rankings. Reviews the top 50 liberal arts colleges (as ranked by U.S. News and World Report) and grades their sustainability efforts according to information found on the school web sites in fall 2009. Scores... 12/31/2009
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 Building Lovely as a Tree. Article provides detailed description of new Center for the Environment at Catawba Collge in Salisbury, NC. The 21,000-square-foot, three-story building was designed to be sustainably constructed.... 09/08/2002
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 Clean Slate. As it builds its first campus in 35 years, the University of California is using sustainability and smart buildings to create a living laboratory for students. The administration's aim is to... 07/31/2003
A Diet of Worms. Describes introduction of vermicomposting at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. Students enthusiastically participate in disposing of fruit and vegetable waste, shredded newspapers, paper receipts, and... 03/31/2010
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 Green Build Guide. Presents ideas for materials use and recyling that can lower the negative environmental impact of a building. Areas considered are: floor selection, recycling of ceiling tiles, insulation selection,... 03/31/2004
A Green Building on Campus. Describes how techniques such as occupant control, careful sizing of the HVAC equipment, and using a direct digital control (DDC) system have helped the James L. and Evelena S. Oakes Hall at Vermont... 12/31/2001
A Green Building: The Good, the Bad, the Neutral. Analyzes the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing as an example of a green higher education facility. The author discusses the buildings awards, project cost, energy cost, and... 06/30/2010
A Green Perspective on Campus Security Campus police and security departments are critical players in the greening of the campus environment and can embrace the following green technologies and strategies: use bicycles, hybrid or electric... 11/02/2011
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
A Greenprint for a Healthier World. The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) embraced a precedent-setting green policy, a greenprint for how environmental design and construction could be done. It mandates that all new... 09/30/2008
A High-Performance Science Center. Describes the LEED silver-certified Vermeer Science Center at Central College in Pella, Iowa. A high standard of energy efficiency is realized with an innovative HVAC system that combines laboratory... 06/30/2004
A Lesson in Sustainability. Profiles the recycling of an outdated campus building into the new home for Arizona State University's School of Sustainability and Global Institute of Sustainability. The energy and water... 08/31/2009
A Look at the Growing Trend of Green Building in Higher Education. Shows the growth in higher education green building as being driven by student interest. Responsible sustainability is also an effective tool for attracting students. The United States Green Building... 08/18/2010
A Naturally Cooled Atrium for a Temperate Climate. Describes the sophisticated glazing system and natural ventilation of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies. These enable the building to... 03/31/2006
A New Approach. Describes how the University System of Georgia formed a team to monitor its own environmental compliance. Solutions for ongoing compliance, worked out with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency... 03/31/2009
A New Use for Old Wood Bleachers. Describes a creative use of old wood bleachers, originally destined for the landfill, as interior finishing for a higher education athletic center. Examples include the interior face of the lobby,... 03/31/2010
A Place of Business. Profiles Mills College's Lorey I. Lokey Graduate School of Business. The modern building features large, daylit spaces that with appropriate acoustical attenuation, water-conserving fixtures,... 10/31/2010
A Platinum Restoration. Profiles the Wofford College restoration of a 1902 mill building to provide two laboratories, lecture and conference rooms, offices, and storage that supports an inter-disciplinary environmental... 03/31/2011
A School's Green Design Saves Money and the Environment. Profiles Eastern Connecticut State University’s LEED Certified South Residential Village. The 750-bed multi-building complex that features advanced HVAC systems with water reclamation, efficient... 09/30/2007
A Sustainable Legacy. Reviews Pacific University's efforts to build sustainbly, starting with a library that was already under construction, and continuing with academic and residential facilities that were planned... 06/30/2007

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