LEED Certification

Title Abstract Publication Date
$5.7 Million Residence Hall Achieves LEED Gold Certification. Profiles a new 176-bed dormitory at Mount Holyoke College that achieved LEED Gold certification. Notable features are solar hot water, high recycled building content, 90% recycling of construction... 06/30/2009
9 Ways LEED For Schools Is Different From LEED-NC Enumerates nine ways LEED for Schools is different from LEED-NC. 05/31/2011
A 'Gold'-en Opportunity. Describes the new athletic center at Haverford College, which earned LEED Gold certification for its daylighting, natural and recycled building materials, graywater use, solar hot water, porous... 06/30/2006
A Better Way to Rate Green Buildings. Describes flawed procedures in how the energy use of LEED-certified is reported and that while LEED-certified buildings typically appear at first to be designed for energy efficiency, the typically... 12/31/2008
A Clean Slate. As it builds its first campus in 35 years, the University of California is using sustainability and smart buildings to create a living laboratory for students. The administration's aim is to... 07/31/2003
A Deeper Shade of Green. Discussses the expansion of green school facility consciousness to include alternative energy sources, LEED certification, CHPS standards, and performance contracting. 05/31/2009
A Good LEEDer Advises on ways to achieve LEED certification, explaining the six categories of assessment and listing typical ways to earn points in each. 03/31/2005
A Green Building Primer The U.S. Green Building Council, the organization that oversees the LEED rating system, clarifies what green building, sustainability, and LEED certification mean. 02/29/2004
A High-Performance Science Center. Describes the LEED silver-certified Vermeer Science Center at Central College in Pella, Iowa. A high standard of energy efficiency is realized with an innovative HVAC system that combines laboratory... 06/30/2004
A Plaque Is Just a Plaque. Advocates for the creation of high performance school buildings, emphasizing green features that add little or no construction cost. The sustainable operation of a building, not just its green design... 12/31/2007
A Preliminary Study of the Effects that Four L.E.E.D. Gold Certified Elementary Schools Have on Student Learning, Attendance and Health As student enrollment increases in the United States, so too does the demand for educational facilities. School districts that have faced successive years of budget shortfalls have neglected... 05/31/2011
Academia Embraces Green. Reviews the LEED Gold certified Engineering Tower at Portland State University, detailing its geothermal heating and cooling system, rainwater harvesting, operable windows, and automated HVAC... 09/30/2007
Advancing Green Building Policy in the States: 2011 Victories from Alabama to Wyoming. Details legislation relating to high-performance, resource-friendly, healthy and green buildings considered or passed by state legislatures in 2011, including policies on green schools. 07/31/2011
All LEED Projects to Provide Actual Performance Data. Reports that in LEED Version Three (April, 2009, new rules require building owners to submit performance data on an ongoing basis for five years after certification. If they do not comply, their... 07/13/2009
An Analysis of LEED and BREEAM Assessment Methods for Educational Institutions. Examines the differences between two environmental assessment methods for the K-12 education sector: the United States Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED Schools Version 3.0 and the British... 12/31/2009
An Assessment of Green Design in an Existing Higher Education Classroom: a Case Study. Presents a case study assessing the quality of a classroom remodel in a higher education institution. Both the teaching and learning environments as well as the level of green design integration were... 09/30/2005
An Elementary School with a Global Perspective: The Building as a Teaching Tool. Profiles the District of Columbia's Stoddart Elementary School. The renovated facility features a ground source heat pump system, LEED Gold certification, and a curriculum that emphasizes energy... 12/31/2010
An Update on the Greening of Virginia's Schools. Briefly reviews the numbers of and progress with green schools in Virginia. The report shows a 100 percent increase in LEED registered schools from November, 2007, to April, 2008. Also illustrated... 05/07/2008
ASHRAE 90.1 Helps University Bioprocessing Lab Achieve LEED Credit EA-1. Discusses design measures used to meet LEED standards by incorporating changes to ASHRAE 90.1, the energy conservation code addressing energy use in laboratories, in the University of Illinois... 09/30/2008
Berkeley City College's Skylighted Quad Earns LEED Silver. Profiles this LEED Silver-certified single-building community college, built on an urban infill site. Ample daylighting and movable classroom walls are featured. 11/29/2007
Blazing a Green Trail Case study of Stanton Academy in the Buffalo School District, the first public school district in the nation to turn an older facility into a certified green building as part of the U.S. Green...
Bolstering the Community. Describes the Langston High School Continuation/Langston-Brown Community Center in Arlington, Virginia. The LEED silver-rated facility anchors the neighborhood, hosting educational programs for... 12/31/2004
Building a Better Facility by Going Green. Explains the benefits of designing for LEED certification and describes aspects of sustainable site design, waste management, material selection, and indoor environmental quality that add little or... 12/31/2005
Building to LEED for New Construction, 2nd Ed. Provides an overview of green building and an in-depth look at the contractor's role on a LEED v3 project, focusing on the information contractors need to know to effectively and efficiently... 12/31/2009
Can a Building Make You Smarter? Discusses ways that high performance green schools enhance student health, and subsequently, achievement. The LEED rating system for schools is then outlined, including the categories of sustainable... 03/31/2007