Green Schools --HIGHER EDUCATION

Title Abstract Publication Date
Creating a Campus Sustainability Revolving Loan Fund. Describes the idea of funding environmental projects through the savings that they generate. A revolving loan fund can enable projects that reduce environmental impacts while creating opportunities... 03/31/2007
Creating a Culture of Sustainability: How Campuses Are Taking the Lead. Discusses higher education's leadership in sustainability through curriculum decisions, operations budgets, facility plans, and campus culture. Measurable, positive impact of these efforts is... 12/31/2004
Defining Green and Sustainable Schools. Suggests uniformity of vocabulary and terminology used in discussing green and sustainable schools. 08/22/2010
Design on the Edge: The Making of a High-Performance Building. Profiles Oberlin College's Adam Joseph Lewis Center, the United States' first substantially green higher education facility. The building is powered entirely by solar energy, features... 12/31/2005
Don't Demolish That Building--Deconstruct It. Describes how administrators chose to deconstruct and recycle the University of Texas Health Science Center rather than demolish it and haul debris to a landfill. Details how various materials were... 05/31/2002
Duke LEEDS in Parking. Profiles this university's free-standing parking garage, the first building of its type to recieve LEED certification. The use of exterior and roof trellises, dark-sky lighting, contextual... 03/31/2011
Eco-Dorm Builds Community. Profiles this dormitory at Pitzer College that successfully uses natural ventilation to cool rooms even when the outdoor temperatures are around 100. A simple and efficient HVAC compensates for... 08/31/2008
Ecodemia: Campus Environmental Stewardship at the Turn of the 21st Century. Documents environmentally friendly campus facility management innovations based on interviews with the people behind the green practices. The book includes a portrait of environmental responsibility... 12/31/1994
Education for Sustainability in Further and Higher Education. Discusses international efforts at improving higher education campus sustainability. Then, citing Australian examples, the authors describe planning for campus greening, learning for sustainability,... 06/30/2008
Education Green Building SmartMarket Report. Details construction market research into green building in the education construction sector. The research that the education sector is the fastest-growing market for green building. The study also... 12/31/2006
Educational Facilities Professional's Practical Guide to Reducing the Campus Carbon Footprint. Provides educational facilities professionals a practical framework for moving forward in their role within the process of achieving reduced greenhouse gas emissions and approaching carbon neutrality... 12/31/2008
Employee-Focused Facilities. Discusses lower employee absences due to allergies, asthma, depression, and stress in “green” working environments. Basic principles of employee-friendly design, office layout, lighting, and... 11/30/2010
Energy Commitments for Green Schools. A Study for Carbon Neutrality: the Impact of Decisions, Design and Energy. Transforming decisionmaking processes regarding energy efficiency can affect the design of an education building. Discusses factors affecting the carbon dioxide (CO2) footprint of a building, and... 09/30/2011
Energy Efficiency for Tropical Campus Describes energy efficiency achieved at a Singapore university through energy-efficient lighting and air-conditioning, an integrated building management system, and extensive use of natural... 04/30/2006
Evaluation of the Revolving Green Fund: a report to HEFCE. Reports that The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Revolving Green Fund is having a positive effect on reducing universities? carbon emissions. Launched in August 2008, the... 06/30/2010
Everything's Gone Green. Profiles Humber College's Centre for Urban Ecology. The LEED Gold-certified building features high recycled content, high-performance glazing, daylighting, a green roof, rainwater harvesting,... 12/31/2007
Expanding HPC and Research Computing -- The Sustainable Way. Presents an interview with Notre Dame's CIO, discussing the university's response to the upswing in high performance and research computing at the university while reducing costs and the... 08/31/2009
Expectations for a Greener Tomorrow. Profiles the North American Wind Research and Training Center at Mesalands Community College. The facility features a large, commercial-grade wind turbine that supplies electricity to the entire... 09/30/2010
Facility Earns LEED Platinum Rating. Describes features of the University of California at Santa Barbara's Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, which obtained the highest LEED rating available. 03/31/2004
Facility Focus: LEED-Certified Facilities. Profiles four LEED-certified higher education facilities, including two academic facilities, a fitness center, and an off-campus field station for environmental studies. 03/31/2008
Financing Sustainability on Campus. This guide describes a wide variety of financial tools and programs and goes through the process—from identifying and analyzing the economics of proposed projects to execution—with examples from... 12/31/2008
Finding the Measure of Green Interiors. Argues that interior green products must perform as well as non-green products for there to be any real sustainable benefit. In addition to other well-documented considerations for use of green... 05/31/2010
Finding the Next Best Opportunity for Green in Existing Schools. Proposes alternatives to High Performance Schools with the more prevalent High Improvement Schools, which addresses existing buildings. The Collaborative for High Performance Schools' Operations... 08/19/2010
Five Steps to a Higher LEED Certification. Advises on how to gain a higher level of LEED certification through Credit Interpretation Rulings (CIRs). These rulings may help accommodate atypical innovations not necessarily covered by the LEED... 08/31/2009
Five Steps to Green Campuses. Through the examples at five higher education institutions, describes five steps to greening existing campus facilities: you have to start somewhere; one size does not fit all; streamlining and... 09/30/2011

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