Green Schools

Title Abstract Publication Date
Green Existing Schools Toolkit. Helps schools and school districts green their existing facilities and achieve LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance certification. Included in the toolkit are the Green Existing... 12/31/2009
Green Existing Schools: Project Management Guide. Helps schools and school districts green their existing facilities and achieve LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. The guide outlines the process for navigating LEED... 12/31/2008
Green Field Notes. Presents brief descriptions of green building features at 46 educational facilities. Background information of the feature and community response are also included. 10/31/2009
Green Field Notes. Briefly profiles outstanding sustainability features at 41 K-12 and higher education institutions in the United States. 10/31/2008
Green Fields. Discusses environmental considerations for athletic fields, including artificial turf the requires no watering, fertilizer, or pesticides. Also considered are the most cost-effective and... 03/31/2008
Green for Life: Investing in Our Future. Briefly reviews principles of reduction of energy and water use, reuse of materials, and recycling of resources in schools. 05/31/2007
Green Gains: Where Sustainable Design Stands Now. Through discussions with green building experts, building owners and developers, architects and engineers, and product manufacturers this article attempts to answer the following questions: What... 06/30/2003
Green Giants. Explains how designing and constructing sustainable, environmentally friendly school buildings does not have to be a costly venture. Provides advice for selecting building materials, developing... 10/31/2001
Green Glass. Describes the indefinitely recyclable properties of glass, and the research in place to obtain ever-more-useful properties. 04/30/2001
Green Leaders. Profiles early leaders in green school design, citing continuing efforts by Montgomery County, Maryland; the Ohio School Facilities Commission; and Colorado's Poudre School District. 01/31/2008
Green Light on Energy Use. Reviews increasing interest in assessing the energy consumption of schools, the impact of creating green schools, recent programs that are creating and promoting green schools, and several examples... 10/31/2007
Green Lights. Reviews LEED recommendations for school lighting that encourages daylighting coordinated with the artificial lighting system. Brief examples of successful school daylighting programs are included, as... 09/30/2007
Green Modular Classrooms Gaining Momentum. Makes a case for superior impact with the use of green modular classrooms for achieving LEED goals. Advantages include ease of siting, off-site construction with minimal waste, and efficient... 08/17/2010
Green on a Budget. Discusses sustainable building features that actually cost less or only slightly more than nonsustainble ones. These include proper orientation on the site and reduction of impermeable surfaces,... 09/30/2008
Green on Top. Profiles the many green features of the Radnor Middle School in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. These include the recycling of 85 percent of demolition and construction waste, a green roof,... 03/31/2008
Green Opportunities Focuses on making existing campus buildings more sustainable, beginning with assessment of energy and water use, indoor air quality, thermal comfort, materials, and construction. 02/28/2009
Green Pays Its Way--Performance-Based Fees. Reports that giving building and design professionals a financial incentive to create high-efficiency schools has proven to be a winning strategy for both the firms that design and build schools and... 06/30/2002
Green Power Partnership: Top 20 K-12 Schools The Top 20 K-12 Schools list represents the largest purchasers among K-12 school partners within the Green Power Partnership. The combined green power purchases of these organizations amounts to...
Green Restrooms of the Future. Profiles the Chicago Department of the Environment building, a renovated industrial facility that boasts abundant sustainability features. Of particular interest are the restrooms, finished almost... 10/31/2010
Green Restrooms: Sustainability Meets Savings. Advises on savings that can be realized from upgraded plumbing fixtures, air dryers, and dispensers in restrooms. Opportunities for maximizing custodial productivity through better scheduling are... 03/31/2009
Green Ribbon Schools (U.S. Department of Education)
Green Roofs and Schools. Lists opportunities for instruction that a green roof provides, especially in dense urban neighborhoods. In addition to environmental benefits, a green roof supports plant species, insects, birds,... 08/22/2010
Green School Economics. Despite the widespread belief that green buildings are much more expensive than conventional ones, a report of 30 green schools (LEED certified or equivalent) demonstrates that green schools cost... 03/13/2007
Green School Guidelines. These guidelines provide a broad and comprehensive definition of what a green school could be, and can be used as an assessment tool to evaluate a school in the greening process. The Guidelines have... 12/31/2001
Green School Guidelines. Criteria for New Construction, Major Modernization, 2009 Edition. Indexes the benchmarks which define and measure the construction, renovation and measurement of success in applying the standards established by Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS).... 12/31/2009

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