Green Schools

Title Abstract Publication Date
Progressing Practices of Sustainable School Design. Discusses a survey of contemporary practices of sustainable school design. The article reveals a trend that relies on technological fixes and outlines barriers to this, primarily related to lack of... 03/31/2010
Rainwater: The Untapped Resource. Discusses the relationship of water use to energy consumption, and advocates for greater use of collected rainwater for irrigation and toilets. Advantages of rainwater use include reduction of... 06/30/2008
Raising the Bar. Presents an interview with Anja S. Caldwell that discusses the green portable classroom design competition that she initiated, features of the Montgomery County, Maryland, green schools initiative,... 04/30/2006
Reaching Critical Mass: Green Schools Groundswell. Describes the rapid growth of the LEED certification program. In addition to USGBC's 70 chapters, other grassroots interest and advocacy by parents, administration, school boards and students... 12/31/2007
Reading, Writing, and Retrofits. [School Retrofits Go Green.] Profiles existing schools that are seeking to be more environmentally friendly through retrofitting. Illinois' Bloom High School is featured. The prudence of incremental improvements to existing... 11/30/2009
Ready or Not, Carbon Limits Likely. [What You Need to Know About Climate Change Legislation.] Discusses the inevitability of federally-mandated carbon emission limits for buildings and ways facility managers can comply. Carbon offsets and conversion of power and HVAC resources are addressed,... 11/30/2009
Rebuilding It Better: Greensburg, Kansas. Profiles the rebuilding of this city after near total destruction by a tornado. While the entire town was re-planned around sustainable principles, the new LEED Platinum K-12 school is the flagship... 12/31/2010
Reducing the Carbon Footprint. Promotes the virtues of fly-ash masonry building products that can be produced without the intense firing required by clay brick. Fly ash brick also contains a significant quantity of recycled... 10/31/2009
Regional and Rapidly Renewable Materials. Describes the use of building materials that are renewable in ten years or less, as well as those which are obtained within 500 miles of the building site. The application of these materials to LEED... 11/30/2009
Regulations Relating to the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998: (School Facility Program) These regulations include a description of the High Performance Incentive Grants available to California schools for more energy and resource efficient green classrooms. These regulations implement... 12/31/2006
Renaissance of the American School Building. This is a non-technical reader on how school buildings, health, and environment are entwined. The author provides a reasonable road map to consider when making decisions related to indoor air quality... 08/31/2002
Renovate, Rebuild, Restore Five examples of how school districts have tapped the creativity of board members, architects and/or planners to restore, renovate or rebuild some of their local structures to serve as educational,... 10/31/2011
Resource Efficient Schools [Technical Brief]. Describes a resource-efficient school as minimizing the use of resources in building construction and over the operating life of the building, ensuring that the building occupants will have a high... 12/31/1998
Restrooms: Upgrade to Green. Discusses water-saving restroom fixtures, including high-efficiency toilets, and sensor-activated flushing controls. Different faucet flow rates for different types of hand washing are also addressed... 09/30/2009
Retrofit. This online game helps educate everyone–from industry professionals to teachers, parents and students–about green building issues. The game presents in a quiz show and fast finger action format.... 12/31/2008
Reuse, Recycle, Rebuild. Explores the renewed attention architects and end users are giving to green design strategies from reducing energy waste to utilizing sustainable materials. Green design characteristics involving,... 03/31/2001
Review and Assessment of the Health and Productivity Benefits of Green Schools: An Interim Report. Details findings and recommendations of a National Research Council study that discovered a lack of evidence-based studies on the benefits of green schools, a large number of confounding factors and... 12/31/2005
Roadmap to Zero Net for California Schools. Records a conversation with David Thorman, California State Architect, about his 2007 announcement that all news schools would be Zero Net or Grid Neutral by 2010, saving $1 billion per year with a... 12/31/2007
Roy Lee Walker Elementary: A High Performance Sustainable School Prototype. [Videotape]. This 7.5-minute videotape describes the architectural design and structure of the Roy Lee Walker Elementary School, illustrating why the school is considered the most energy efficient and... 11/06/2000
Safe and Healthy School Environments. Explores the school environment using the methods and perspectives of environmental health science. Each section of the book addresses a different concern facing schools today. In the first six... 12/31/2005
Safe Sites for Green Schools. Discusses proposed EPA guidelines will help school systems decide where safe, healthful, sustainable facilities should be built. 03/31/2011
Safe, High-Performance, Sustainable Precast School Design School design utilizing integrated architectural and structural precast and prestressed concrete components has gained greater acceptance recently for numerous reasons, including increasingly... 11/30/2011
San Francisco Green Schoolyard Alliance The San Francisco Green Schoolyard Alliance promotes inclusive, community driven processes that create and maintain healthy, environmentally sustainable learning environments in San Francisco's...
Sanitary, Safe and Green School Restrooms. Well-designed school restrooms can enhance student health, deter misbehavior, and conserve resources. Discusses hygiene, vandalism, and energy conservation. 08/31/2011
Savings By Design Savings by Design offers services and incentives to architects and building owners to raise energy performance to a top priority when planning new facilities. The website has useful information on...

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