Green Schools

Title Abstract Publication Date
NYC Green Schools Guide. Offers guidance for the sustainable design, construction, and operation of new schools, modernization projects, and school renovations. The Guide and Rating System will assure compliance with Local... 03/14/2007
Obama Administration Names 78 Schools in 29 States and D.C. as First-Ever U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Announces the 78 winners of Green Ribbon Schools 2012 from among nearly 100 nominees submitted by 30 state education agencies, the District of Columbia and the Bureau of Indian Education. More than... 04/22/2012
Ohio Braces for Green Schools. Describes how Ohio is incorporating LEED standards into its official Ohio School Design Manual, with particular attention to meeting daylighting and construction cost challenges. 12/31/2007
Oklahoma Green Schools 2012 Energy Assessment--Summary of Results Summary report outlines the results of energy assessments of 20 green schools and associated analysis. Data presented includes the following: utility use and cost totals for each school; utility use... 04/30/2012
Old and New, Buildings Can Go Green on a Budget. [Green Buildings on a Budget.] Discusses how green building design, construction, and maintenance is gaining momentum in the present tight economy, precisely because it does save money. Programs to reduce cost and improve... 04/30/2009
One with the Environment. As energy costs rise and resources dwindle, schools and universities can benefit greatly by taking an environmentally sensitive approach to construction, renovation and maintenance of facilities.... 12/31/2004
Ontario Ecoschools Certification Guide. Provides a checklist that a team of students, teachers, and staff can use to assess the energy conservation, waste minimization, and environmental curriculum enhancement practices within the school.... 12/31/2003
Oregon Green Schools The mission of Oregon Green Schools is to assist Oregon schools in setting up, maintaining and recognizing effective, permanent waste reduction and resource efficiency programs that improve the...
Outlook 2008: What's ahead for Educational Facilities and Business in the New Year and Beyond. Predicts 2008 trends in school enrollment, construction, sustainability, maintenance, indoor air quality, security, technology, business and finance, and energy use. 12/31/2007
Overcoming Obstacles to Going Green. Provides examples of school greening projects that were complicated by funding problems, user objections, and poor communication among project team members. Advice on avoiding these problems is... 01/31/2010
Overlapping Issues. Discusses the incorporation of green design into facilities for special needs students. Daylighting has been shown to be affective against seasonal affective disorder (SAD), good acoustics are... 03/31/2009
Partnership for Resource-Efficient Schools. Recommended Best Management Practices Promoting: Energy Efficiency; Resource Conservation; and Environmental Quality. This manual details the management practices of Seattle, Washington's, public school building partnership program to promote sustainability in the design, construction, and operation of current... 12/31/1999
Partnerships for a Sustainable Future: Schools and Community, The Rosa Parks School. [Video] This video profiles the Rosa Parks School, which opened in 2007 to students in one of the most impoverished areas of Portland, Oregon. Facing a burgeoning population and a tightened budget, Portland... 02/28/2009
Passing the Green Test. Profiles the Great Seneca Creek Elementary School in Montgomery County, Maryland. The high-performance facility includes a geoexchange HVAC system, low- and no-water use restroom fixtures, use of... 06/30/2008
Passive Strategies for Building Healthy Schools. Profiles the Oak Prairie Middle School in Lockport, Illinois. The site was sloped and hosted many mature trees. The design captured the insulating value of building certain portions of the building... 02/28/2011
Peak Performance. Discusses the benefits of high-performance schools, which enhance the learning environment for students while saving energy, resources, and money. Describes initiatives of the Collaborative for High... 03/31/2003
Physical School Environment. Presents facility-related information from The Centers for Disease Control's 2006 School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS). Text, graphs, and tables illustrate percentages of states,... 12/31/2006
Pioneering Green Pays Off. Profiles Massachusetts' Monument Valley Middle School, describing it's many sustainable features. These include a geothermal HVAC system, heat recovery units, extra insulation, photovoltaic... 01/31/2007
Places for Environmental Education. A Report. Compiles conference discussions on the implications of various types of facilities on environmental education programs. The conference participants included architects, landscape architects, planners... 06/30/1971
Placing Students First: Promoting Innovation in Sustainable Design. Describes the innovative features of the Truckee Middle School in Truckee, California. The school utilizes daylighting, environmentally sensitive building materials, water management and geothermal... 08/31/2003
Plano Elementary School: Small Steps, Big Savings. Profiles this Kentucky school that is the latest success of the Warren County Public Schools. The district's energy saving steps began with encouraging conservation within existing buildings,... 09/30/2009
Platinum Power. Describes Boston's Artists for Humanity EpiCenter, detailing the abundant features which earned it a LEED Platinum rating, including natural ventilation, daylighting, and an extensive... 12/31/2005
Post-Occupancy Evaluation Report: Washington Middle School. Presents energy and water use data, indoor environmental quality results, and occupant feedback for this school, which was built in 2004 as part of the Washington Sustainable Schools Protocol pilot... 07/31/2009
Primary School Carbon Footing. Presents the carbon footprint assessment of three British schools, built in the late 19th century, the 1970's, and in 2004 respectively. The methodology is described and the three schools... 12/31/2007
Progress Report on Sustainability. Reviews the latest developments in LEED certification, analyzes trends and public-policy issues related to sustainable buildings, and presents the results of a survey of educational facility... 10/31/2004