LEED Certification

Title Abstract Publication Date
Center for Green Schools The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council provides guidance, programming and resources for all members of the education community. The Center works directly with staff, teachers...
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
Clackamas High School. Describes this LEED Silver-certified high school, which uses sensors to control natural and mechanical lighting and ventilation. Includes building statistics and architect information. 02/29/2004
Cleaning Up Green. Discusses standards for certifying green cleaning and details six areas of cleaning materials purchasing, cleaning practices, and pest management that can contribute points towards LEED certification... 09/30/2009
Clinical Trial. Describes the new School of Nursing and Student Community Center for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The use of a significant amount of reclaimed and recycled building... 02/28/2005
Coloring It Green. Describes attributes of high performance schools, the six areas which are scored to obtain LEED certification, and water saving ideas that can be implemented in landscape and restroom design and... 01/31/2005
Conard Environmental Research Area Education Center. Describes this higher education environmental research center that features greywater toilets, zero-effluent onsite sewage treatment, 60% recycled content in its building materials, and and expects a... 10/31/2005
Connecticut Primary School Features Green Design. Describes a planned pre-K through fifth grade facility in Greenwich, Connecticut. The building anticipates receiving LEED Silver status, and the many features that will make that possible are... 04/30/2005
Consider Synergies When Determining the Real Cost of LEED. Discusses analyzing the cost of LEED-certified design with consideration to base project costs, code compliance, and immediate energy and water savings, rather than strictly as add-on costs. 06/30/2010
Cost Analysis of LEED for K-12 Schools. Advises on cost controls for designers of high performance green schools. Processes for projects without a site selected, with a site already selected, with fixed budgets, or with LEED goals and no... 03/31/2007
Cost and Red Tape Hamper Colleges' Efforts to Go Green. Reviews higher education's enthusiasm over green design, along with their reluctance to spend what is required for third-party certification in order to achieve LEED certification. The power of... 04/10/2008
Creekside Village Community Center. Describes this LEED-certified student housing, whose design recalls the area's prevailing Arts and Crafts style. A variety of creative landscaping, lighting, and design features contribute to... 02/29/2004
Crunching the Numbers for LEED K-12 Schools. Suggests a process for estimating the costs of building a new LEED-certified schools, beginning with client goals and continuing through the design and construction process. Maintaining alignment... 03/31/2008
Daylighting and LEED for Schools. Reviews opportunities for LEED certification for schools, with particular attention to points that can be earned through thoughtful window selection. These come in the LEED categories of Energy and... 08/31/2008
Documenting Performance: Does it Need to Be So Hard? Discusses the difficulty of assessing energy performance of green buildings, particularly in cases when the pursuit of LEED certification generated high expectations, when the buildings are part of a... 12/31/2008
Duke LEEDS in Parking. Profiles this university's free-standing parking garage, the first building of its type to recieve LEED certification. The use of exterior and roof trellises, dark-sky lighting, contextual... 03/31/2011
Effect of Indoor Environmental Quality on Occupant's Perception of Performance: a Comparative Study. Reports on a study to documents the difference between the occupant's perception of performance in a LEED-certified higher education building with a higher education building that is not LEED... 12/31/2004
Efficient Operations and Maintenance LEED to Savings. Reviews elements of the 2008 LEED operations and maintenance component, part of the United States Green Building Council's LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) rating system. Areas covered by... 12/31/2008
Efficient with Green. [Green Building Strategies on a Budget] Describes how several prominent organizations pursued LEED certification for their existing building gradually, prioritizing their improvements for value and spreading out the costs over time. Waste... 01/31/2010
Elementary School Is Prototype for Sustainable Design. Describes Hassan Elementary school in Rogers, Minnesota. The school achieved LEED certification through site orientation for optimal daylight, shallow rooms, two-story design, dimming T5 lights,... 03/31/2006
Emc2Group Designs First LEED High School. Descibes Desert Edge High School in Goodyear, Arizona, which is obtaining LEED certification through the use of low-emitting building products and occupancy sensors to control lighting and HVAC. 03/31/2005
Emory's LEED-EB Pilot Project at Goizueta Business School. Describes Emory University's efforts to develop a green camps, starting with a single building pilot facility. The University organizes its LEED focus into five areas: sustainable sites, water... 04/30/2003
Energy Consumption in Conventional, Energy-retrofitted and Green LEED Toronto Schools. Green buildings have been marketed as the economical, energy-efficient alternative to conventional buildings. This is despite little existing empirical evidence to prove their energy efficiency,... 03/31/2011
Energy Performance of LEED for New Construction Buildings. Analyzes measured energy performance for 121 LEED New Construction (NC) buildings, providing a critical information link between intention and outcome for LEED projects. The results show that... 03/03/2008

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