Green Schools

Title Abstract Publication Date
Washington Sustainable Schools The Washington Sustainable Schools (WSS) program has been funded by the legislature in the 2003-05 Washington State Capital Budget. The goal of the program is to examine the impacts of resource...
Washington Sustainable Schools Program (WSSP) Pilot Phase In April 2005, the Governor of Washington, Christine Gregoire, signed historic legislation to require LEED Silver Standards for all new schools receiving state funds. The legislation and supporting... 04/30/2005
Washington Sustainable Schools Program, Phase 2. Pilot Project Final Report. Reports the results of a pilot project that evaluated specific sustainable building strategies in five Washington school districts. The study provided an opportunity to review detailed cost and... 01/26/2005
Washington Sustainable Schools Protocol: Criteria for High Performance Schools. Addresses multiple facets of high performance school buildings by providing credits in the environmental categories of energy efficiency, water efficiency, site planning, materials and indoor... 12/31/2005
Washington Sustainable Schools: Planning Workbook for High Performance School Facilities. Provides guidance designed to help schools implement the Washington Sustainable School Protocol. The benefits of high performance schools are presented, along with a discussion of financial and... 02/29/2004
Washington Sustainable Schools: Protocol for High Performance School Facilities. Outlines criteria beyond legal prerequisites that a school facility can meet in order to attain points required to comply with the Washington Sustainable Schools Protocol. Points can be earned in the... 02/29/2004
Washington's High Performance Schools: Raising the Bar. [Video] This 15-minute video includes information for Washington state school districts on building requirements for high performance schools and features some of Washington's pioneer high performance... 12/31/2006
Washington's High-Performance School Buildings: Report to the Governor and Legislature. Provides a status report on the implementation of Chapter 39.35D RCW High-Performance Public Buildings for Washington state K-12 schools. The law requires that all state assisted K-12 new... 12/29/2008
Waste Minimization Guide. Outlines the 14 Toronto District School Board's EcoSchools waste minimization standards. It provides the school's EcoTeam with tips for assessing the school's current waste... 12/31/2006
Waste Not, Want Not A conservation program is credited with saving schools $9 million in Portland, Oregon, over the last eight years. Effective retrofits include a computerized energy-management system, new lighting,... 12/31/1998
Water Systems on School Grounds This is a list of resources providing information about water systems on school grounds, including watershed projects, water recycling, constructed wetlands, storm drains, etc. There is also a list... 12/31/2005
What Makes Green Buildings Green? Discusses the six sustainability standards of the United States Green Building Council, under which there are 69 elements that can be implemented and translated into points. A building must comply... 03/31/2004
What's Small and Green? Discusses the advantages of small and green schools, illustrated with two examples of schools that are both. 12/31/2007
When the Facility Becomes the Culprit. Details health hazards to children in unhealthy school environments and cites the benefits of healthy, high performance schools. 12/31/2007
Whole Building Design Guide Developed by the National Institute of Building Sciences, this web-based portal provides practitioners a gateway to up-to-date information on a wide range of building-related guidance, criteria and...
Why Recycling Makes Sense for Schools. Discusses the educational as well as the environmental benefits of school recycling programs. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WasteWise Program is described, as are recycling and... 09/30/2009
Wilbert Snow School, Middletown, Connecticut. Describes a Connecticut elementary school design that integrates the natural outdoor environment with the school, unites several buildings into a unified whole, and preserves forest pathways for... 10/31/1999
Wisconsin Green & Healthy Schools Program Assessment. These assessment forms are designed to help schools identify what types of healthy, safe, and environmentally sound activities are already in place and where the school can improve its efforts. The... 12/31/2007
Wisconsin Green & Healthy Schools Program. Offers a web-based, self-paced, and voluntary program available for Wisconsin schools to support and encourage them in their quest for a healthy, safe, and environmentally-friendly learning...
Wood Scores A+ in School Construction Discusses how wood has been used as a structural and finish material in schools; considers the effects of wood on human health and well-being in an educational environment; describes the... 12/31/2011
Writing the Green RFP: Sustainable Design Language for Consultant Requests. This is a tool for clients such as educational institutions who are writing requests for proposals or qualifications from architects and other design professionals, as well as development,... 12/31/2002
Zero Carbon Schools. Discusses the complications of defining and creating zero carbon schools. Since generating electricity on the school site is largely impractical, then de-carbonization of the electrical supply is... 12/31/2008
Zero Energy Schools--Beyond Platinum. Examines the pursuit of net zero energy use in schools. Several definitions of net zero are offered, and typical terminology is defined. Net zero's relationship to LEED is discussed, as are... 12/31/2010
Zero Hour. Profiles the field house of Vermont's Putney School, a net-zero facility that features careful siting, double insulation, daylighting, photovoltaic energy, and the capture of cool night air... 06/30/2011
Zero Waste: A Realistic Sustainability Program for Schools Zero waste is a whole-system approach to sustainability that means maximizing recycling, minimizing waste, reducing consumption, and using products that are made to be reused or recycled. 01/31/2012

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