Green Schools

Title Abstract Publication Date
Certification of Building Materials: Important or Not? Notes that wood is the only building material presently able, and sometimes required, to be certified as responsibly produced, but that irresponsible production of metal and masonry materials is also... 05/31/2009
Characterization of Guidance Documents for Creating High Performance Schools. Evaluates nine guidance documents that may be used by schools to create high performance facilities: The Poudre School District (CO), Sustainable Design Guidelines; the Collaborative for High... 01/31/2002
Check the Green Credentials. Advises on how to confirm the credentials of a vendor claiming to provide green products or services. Green Seal certification and experience with sustainable practices in real setting rather than... 11/30/2009
CHPLE: Center for High Performance Learning Environments In collaboration with Labs21 and the Institute for Connecting Science Research to the Classroom, the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech has created a new Center for High...
CHPS Best Practices Manual. Offers guidance on creating high performance schools in California. The manual consists of six volumes. Volume I describes why high performance schools are important, what components are involved in... 12/31/2005
CHPS Criteria Interpretations Library
CHPS National: A Resource for States, Districts and School Building Committees. Reviews the origins of the National Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS), from its inception in California to the formation of state and regional organizations that have adapted the CHPS... 12/31/2006
CHPS Series: High Performance School Construction Online Video Series. This video tutorial series was produced to educate and motivate school decision makers, facilities staff, designers, and others to fund, design, and build high performing schools. Topics covered... 12/31/2002
CHPS Verified Program User Guide. Describes the benefits, requirements, deadlines, and procedures for school projects to receive third-party verification of compliance with the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS)... 12/31/2006
Classroom and Multipurpose Building, Loften High School. Profiles this LEED Silver high school in Gainesville, Florida. The building replaces a conglomeration of disorganized structures and portables. Building statistics, a list of the project participants... 10/31/2008
Classroom Design for Student Achievement. Presents the insights of a panel of architects regarding school design intent, classroom functionality, and building attributes for effective learning environments. The presentation includes a... 06/30/2008
Climate Change: The Economics of Action. [The Case for Regulating Carbon Dioxide.] Discusses the legislative landscape concerning emissions. Opposing groups cite economic hardships and benefits to controlling pollutants, especially carbon dioxide, which is currently unregulated.... 05/31/2009
Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) CHPS is a collaborative of California government, private, industry, and non-profit organizations. The Collaborative's goal is to facilitate the design of high performance schools. This site...
Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) Best Practice Manual: Volume IV, Maintenance and Operations. This volume presents high performance guidelines for the maintenance and operation of schools. Information in this volume will help ensure that high performance school buildings continue to operate... 12/31/2005
Collaborative for High Performance Schools Operations Report Card. Provides a tool to benchmark the current performance of existing schools, provide a report card of results and make suggestions for improvement. Assessments take place in five categories: energy... 12/31/2009
Colorado Criteria for High Performance Schools. Presents the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) guidelines for Colorado. Sections of the document address leadership, education, innovation, sustainable sites, water use, energy use,... 12/31/2008
Come Together, Over Green. [A Primer On High-Performance Buildings.] Defines the parameters of a high performance building in terms of energy savings and cooperation between designers and owners. Partnerships between the federal government and the design and building... 09/30/2009
Commissioning High Performance Buildings. Addresses the failure of many green buildings to save as much energy as predicted. The article advises retaining the commissioning authority from the predesign through occupancy stages. 12/31/2009
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania High-Performance Green Building Guidelines. Intended to familiarize decision-makers and others involved in the design, construction, and development of communities and buildings with the concept of sustainability. Describes green design... 12/31/1998
Community Commitment. Reviews the benefits of green campuses, cites the LEED system as a means for evaluation green school design, and outlines best practices in site design, water efficiency, energy use, materials... 09/30/2008
Computers and the Environment: Minimizing the Carbon Footprint. Advises on how to purchase computer equipment that contain more environmentally benign content and use less energy. Proper disposal of equipment is discussed, as are ways to use computers to reduce... 01/31/2009
Concrete Masonry Designs: Educational Issue. This special journal issue addresses concrete masonry in educational facilities construction. The issue's feature articles are: (1) It Takes a Village To Construct a Massachusetts Middle School... 12/31/2000
Conserving and Enhancing the Natural Environment. A Guide for Planning, Design, Construction, and Maintenance on New & Existing School Sites. [Maryland] Natural environments on school sites provide considerable multi-disciplinary educational opportunities, many of which are hands-on experiences that stimulate learning. This document presents... 12/31/1998
Contracting for Carbon Reductions. [Clinton Climate Initiative.] Discusses new documentation from Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) that will help standardize energy performance contracting. An example of an energy performance contract... 07/31/2009
Cool Schools for Hot Suburbs: Models for Affordable and Environmentally Responsive Schools in Nairobi, Kenya. In this architectural doctoral dissertation on African education and school facility design, the author undertakes an extremely detailed and comprehensive study of the current problems facing primary... 12/31/2001