Title Abstract Publication Date
CHPS National: A Resource for States, Districts and School Building Committees. Reviews the origins of the National Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS), from its inception in California to the formation of state and regional organizations that have adapted the CHPS... 12/31/2006
Chronicle of Higher Education Buildings and Grounds Blog This blog covers higher education facilities planning and architecture, but is also home to much of the Chronicle's of Higher Education's sustainability coverage. It includes campus... 12/31/2009
Climate Change: The Economics of Action. [The Case for Regulating Carbon Dioxide.] Discusses the legislative landscape concerning emissions. Opposing groups cite economic hardships and benefits to controlling pollutants, especially carbon dioxide, which is currently unregulated.... 05/31/2009
Climate Planning Guide for Campuses: A How To Guide. Advises higher education institutions on creating a coordinated plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It offers school officials guidance on how to begin a climate action plan, who should be... 12/31/2008
Code Green. Assesses the integrated approach to green design in the new Computer Science Building at Toronto's York University. The building design fulfills the university's demand to combine an energy... 12/31/2001
Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) CHPS is a collaborative of California government, private, industry, and non-profit organizations. The Collaborative's goal is to facilitate the design of high performance schools. This site...
College Sustainability Report Card. Reports on sustainability practices among North America's 200 largest-endowed higher education institutions. Among the environmentally responsible steps colleges are taking are committing to cut...
College Sustainability Report Card: A Review of Campus & Endowment Policies at Leading Institutions, 2008. Reports on the policies and programs of the 100 leading colleges and universities (by endowment size), rating for them for sustainable practices regarding administration, climate change and energy,... 12/31/2007
College Sustainability Report Card: A Review of Campus & Endowment Policies at Leading Institutions, 2009. Reports on sustainability practices among North America's 200 largest-endowed higher education institutions, revealing that 68 percent of the institutions surveyed improved their overall grade.... 12/31/2008
Colleges Strain to Reach Climate-Friendly Future. Describes the efforts of a growing list of higher education institutions to become more climate neutral, both by upgrading facilities and changing constituent behavior. Several hundred participating... 12/13/2007
Come Together, Over Green. [A Primer On High-Performance Buildings.] Defines the parameters of a high performance building in terms of energy savings and cooperation between designers and owners. Partnerships between the federal government and the design and building... 09/30/2009
Commissioning High Performance Buildings. Addresses the failure of many green buildings to save as much energy as predicted. The article advises retaining the commissioning authority from the predesign through occupancy stages. 12/31/2009
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania High-Performance Green Building Guidelines. Intended to familiarize decision-makers and others involved in the design, construction, and development of communities and buildings with the concept of sustainability. Describes green design... 12/31/1998
Community Commitment. Reviews the benefits of green campuses, cites the LEED system as a means for evaluation green school design, and outlines best practices in site design, water efficiency, energy use, materials... 09/30/2008
Computers and the Environment: Minimizing the Carbon Footprint. Advises on how to purchase computer equipment that contain more environmentally benign content and use less energy. Proper disposal of equipment is discussed, as are ways to use computers to reduce... 01/31/2009
Constructing Green: Sustainability and the Places We Inhabit. Recognizes that buildings are one of the heaviest consumers of natural resources and account for a significant portion of the greenhouse gas emissions that affect climate change. Summarizing a number... 06/30/2011
Consultation on a Carbon Reduction Target and Strategy for Higher Education in England. Advises that British Universities should aspire to cutting emissions 50% by 2020 against 1990 levels, and 100% by 2050. The 2020 aspiration is much tougher than the government's legally-binding... 06/30/2009
Contracting for Carbon Reductions. [Clinton Climate Initiative.] Discusses new documentation from Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) that will help standardize energy performance contracting. An example of an energy performance contract... 07/31/2009
Cool Campus: A How-To Guide for College and University Climate Action Planning. Advises higher education institutions on developing and implementing a climate action plan (CAP). The document details steps for creating an institutional structure for the CAP; prioritizing... 12/31/2008
Cool Campuses? The movement for campus climate action deserves high grades, but a greater effort is needed to address the growing climate crisis. 02/29/2012
Cool Schools: The Third Annual List. This survey rates 135 higher education institutions on their campus sustainability initiatives in eight categories: efficiency, energy, food, academics, purchasing, transportation, waste management,... 12/31/2008
Core Performance Guide. Advises on how to deliver best-in-class energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality in high-performance buildings. The book brings together over 30 criteria defining high performance in... 12/31/2006
Cornell University's Climate Action Plan: The Engineer's Q & A with the Owner. Presents a dialogue between Cornell University's sustainability leader and their consultant that outlines the success of their efforts towards obtaining carbon neutrality. 06/30/2009
Cost and Red Tape Hamper Colleges' Efforts to Go Green. Reviews higher education's enthusiasm over green design, along with their reluctance to spend what is required for third-party certification in order to achieve LEED certification. The power of... 04/10/2008
Cost-Effective Design for Green Schools. An integrated approach to green school design is the best bet for education institutions. When budget and sustainability are a priority, architects should design a project with a comprehensive... 09/30/2011