Green Schools --HIGHER EDUCATION

Title Abstract Publication Date
A Zero Utility Bill Building. The Sustainable Living Center (SLC) in Fairfield, Iowa was commissioned by the Maharishi University of Management. The facility is a forward-looking project that draws from an “East Meets West”... 08/31/2011
AASHE 2011 Higher Education Sustainability Review Report finds more green building efforts on campus than any previous year, 28 percent increase in 2011 in the number of energy-related initiatives, skyrocketing support for green jobs training and... 04/30/2012
Academia Embraces Green. Reviews the LEED Gold certified Engineering Tower at Portland State University, detailing its geothermal heating and cooling system, rainwater harvesting, operable windows, and automated HVAC... 09/30/2007
Accelerating Campus Climate Initiatives. Offers administrators and facility managers solutions to help campuses progress toward significant carbon reduction. The book's chapters offer guidance on climate action planning, buildings and... 10/31/2009
Advancing Green Building in Higher Education Helps under-resourced schools learn about and use the financial and technical resources available to construct and renovate campus buildings in ways that save money, reduce environmental and health... 12/31/2010
All LEED Projects to Provide Actual Performance Data. Reports that in LEED Version Three (April, 2009, new rules require building owners to submit performance data on an ongoing basis for five years after certification. If they do not comply, their... 07/13/2009
All Signs Point to Sustainability. Discusses the role of signage in green buildings, noting that most popular green materials do not meet code requirements for accessibility and fire safety. Modularity and reusability is offered as... 12/31/2009
America's Coolest Schools. Sierra's Fifth Annual Ranking of the Greenest Colleges in the United States. Ranking of 118 colleges and universities on their greeness. Includes the full rankings, plus each school's completed survey, as well as several articles describing sustainable activities. 08/31/2011
America's Greenest Colleges. Presents Forbes Magazines list of greenest colleges, considering their participation in the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership, participation in the American College and... 10/07/2009
American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment This is a high-visibility effort to address global warming by garnering institutional commitments to neutralize greenhouse gas emissions, and to accelerate the research and educational efforts of...
An Assessment of Green Design in an Existing Higher Education Classroom: a Case Study. Presents a case study assessing the quality of a classroom remodel in a higher education institution. Both the teaching and learning environments as well as the level of green design integration were... 09/30/2005
An Education in Sustainability. Discusses Stanford University's evolution from a campus-wide energy saving retrofit program, to customized efforts concentrated on the institutions 12 most energy-intensive buildings. These... 11/30/2008
An Uncommon Cottage. Profiles a showcase home built at Furman University, built as a model of sustainability. After serving a tourist attraction for a year, the home will be converted for study of how the materials... 07/02/2008
And We're Rollin' Sustainability finds its rhythm, on campus and off, with renewable energy and green building efforts. 03/31/2012
Another First for California: State Adopts a Green Building Code. Lists the background and sources used by the California State and Consumer Services Agency in preparing to adopt the state's green building codes, the first enacted by a state. 12/31/2007
ASHRAE GreenGuide. Provides reference and guidance to HVAC system designers involved in green or sustainable building design. The Green Guide is a step-by-step manual for the entire building lifecycle, from the... 11/30/2003
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Represents the work of an association of colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada dedicated to creating a sustainable future. It offers a biennial North American conference, workshops and...
Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future ULSF supports sustainability as a critical focus of teaching, research, operations and outreach in higher education through publications, research, and assessment.
ASU Polytechnic Green. Profiles the new academic complex at the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus. Horizontal shades allow daylighting while protecting the building from extreme desert sun. Shaded walkways and... 04/21/2009
Bagley Nature Area Classroom Pavilion. Presents a tour of a humble LEED-Platinum classroom, at the University of Minnesota in Duluth, that has the ambitious goals of net-zero energy and Passive House certification. The Passive House... 12/31/2009
Balancing Budgets and Sustainability. Advises on simple money-saving sustainability efforts at higher education campuses, encouraging starting with simple tasks such as reducing paper waste, sustainable purchasing, and energy... 03/31/2011
Bellevue Community College R Building. Describes an environmentally-friendly classroom building on the campus of Bellevue Community College in Washington that includes waterless urinals, a geothermal heating and cooling system, and other... 12/31/2001
Berea College Turns Over a New Leaf. Describes the College's new Ecovillage student residence, which combines conservation and technology to minimize its ecological footprint. The project features natural rather that chemical... 05/31/2004
Beyond the Inventory: Planning for Greenhouse Gas Reduction. Examines the key issues involved in developing a campus climate action plan (CAP), which must be completed within two years of signing the American College & University Presidents' Climate... 09/30/2010
Blueprints for Learning. Profiles sustainable features of two Indiana educational facilities. 12/31/2007

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