Green Schools

Title Abstract Publication Date
Green Schools. A 21st Century Imperative In discussing a new era for green schools, describes the Green Schools Alliance's Green Cup Challenge and the Student Climate & Conservation Congress (Sc3). 04/29/2012
Green Schools: A Design Fad or a Trend Worth Embracing? Environmentally sensitive building design is making inroads into the school construction field. This describes the attributes of a green school, explores site issues, renovations, selecting building... 02/28/2001
Green Schools: An Opportunity to Teach. Describes need for green facilities to be planned and designed with teachers and administrators, in order to ensure that the components of a green school provide instructional opportunities. 04/30/2010
Green Schools: Attributes for Health and Learning. Examines the potential of environmentally-conscious school design for improving education. This book provides an assessment of the potential human health and performance benefits of improvements in... 12/31/2006
Green Schools: Information Resources For Facility Managers Describes new research showing that greener school buildings can have an impact. 03/31/2012
Green Schools: Strengthening Our Economy by Investing in Our Children. An architect looks at the history of school design and construction in the United States, which by 2008 had approximately 97,000 public schools holding 54.3 million students and five million teachers... 01/31/2009
Green Schoolyards as an Element of Reform. Lists ten reasons to have an outdoor classroom in every schoolyard. The outdoor classroom ties the built environment to the natural history and native processes surrounding the school. 08/31/2010
Green Special Section. Profiles 20 primary, middle, secondary, and higher education school facilities selected by the 2009 Learning by Design competition as demonstrating outstanding attention to sustainability. For each... 12/31/2008
Green Special Section. Profiles 24 primary, secondary, and higher education facilities cited for their outstanding attention to sustainable design. For each project, a description, list of project participants, costs, and... 12/31/2007
Green Squad: Kids Taking Action for Greener, Healthier Schools Created by the Natural Resources Defense Council in collaboration with the Healthy Schools Network, this website helps kids learn to look out for, identify, and avoid or fix everyday health and...
Green Strategies, Tailored to Your Building's Needs. [Green Strategies for Existing Buildings.] Suggests focusing on students to help encourage sustainability initiatives on campuses. Recycling, visible sustainability projects that are incorporated into the curriculum, and flexible renovation... 05/31/2009
Green Today, Sustainable Tomorrow. Discusses LEED certification of schools, with emphasis on the Green Excellence in Existing School Toolkit (GreenEX2) that helps enable existing school to achieve certification. Federal, state, and... 12/31/2008
Green, High Performance Schools. Provides an overview of the positive impacts these schools have on student learning, comprehension and test scores, improved student health, greater productivity, and improved cost-efficiency. The... 12/31/2008
Green, Not Mean. Advocates for green schools and involvement of the entire community in school design. The depth of teacher, parent, and student experience is cited as particularly valuable, though often overlooked. 08/31/2007
Green-Schools Meeting the Challenge of Climate Change. Reviews evidence that climate change is occurring, global reaction and treaties, and offers advice on how to confront the situation with green school construction and operation, as well as in... 12/31/2007
Greener Schools Mean Better Health. Discusses how green schools, in addition to saving energy and generating less pollution, improve occupant health. Reduced absenteeism and improved student performance in green schools are addressed. 09/30/2009
Greener Schools, Greater Learning, and the LEED Value. Discusses the various approaches used in green school designs and touches on research that shows the learning and health benefits of these techniques. Explores historical accounts of the learning... 12/31/2009
GreenerBuildings : The Resource for Environmentally Responsible Building Developement Resource to help companies of all sizes and sectors understand and address building design, construction, and operation in a way that aligns environmental responsibility with business success. This...
GREENGUARD Emission Criteria. Proposes stricter than typical VOC emission criteria for materials and furnishings used in schools and other children's areas, as children have higher inhalation rates per pound of body weight. 12/31/2008
Greening a K-12 School System. Narrates the author's experience in implementing sustainability initiatives in the Scarsdale, New York, school district. Organizing the stakeholders, prioritizing the projects, getting school... 07/31/2010
Greening America's Schools: Costs and Benefits. Based on a study of 30 green schools, this reports reveals that building green would save an average school $100,000 each year - enough to hire two new additional full-time teachers. The report... 09/30/2006
Greening America's Schools: The Environmental Sustainability Movement in K-12 Education Makes the case for independent schools going green and highlights approximately 50 independent and public K-12 U.S. schools that have done a remarkable job doing so. It describes what it means to be... 12/31/2011
Greening Early Childhood Centers. Focuses on high-impact green environmentally-sound building design and facility management practices that can be implemented over the long term, as well as low-cost/no-cost ideas for physical... 09/30/2010
Greening from the Top Down. Green roofs, with their topsoil and plants, improve insulation, filter air, reduce water runoff, and provide habitat for urban wildlife. They are compatible with schools because they save energy;... 03/31/2002
Greening Our Built World: Costs, Benefits, and Strategies. Reports the results of a large-scale study based on extensive financial and technical analyses of more than 150 green buildings in the United States and ten other countries. Using modeling techniques... 12/31/2008