LEED Certification

Title Abstract Publication Date
Energy Star and the LEED Rating System. Explains how to earn LEED points by incorporating the U.S. Environmental Agency's ENERGY STAR tools in K-12 buildings. 12/31/2007
Facility Earns LEED Platinum Rating. Describes features of the University of California at Santa Barbara's Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, which obtained the highest LEED rating available. 03/31/2004
Facility Focus: LEED-Certified Facilities. Profiles four LEED-certified higher education facilities, including two academic facilities, a fitness center, and an off-campus field station for environmental studies. 03/31/2008
First Mesa Elementary School and Housing. Describes this Hopi Tribe school that was designed by a Native American-owned firm. The facility reflects Hopi culture and has received LEED certification. 12/31/2003
Five Steps to a Higher LEED Certification. Advises on how to gain a higher level of LEED certification through Credit Interpretation Rulings (CIRs). These rulings may help accommodate atypical innovations not necessarily covered by the LEED... 08/31/2009
FMs Explain How LEED-EBOM Pays Off. Describes reasons for growing number of LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) certification. With availability of new and cost-efficient products, the certification... 05/31/2010
Forest Hills Fine Arts Center. Describes this public school system's fine arts center. An advanced HVAC system quietly and efficiently diffuses air through vents under the auditorium seats and the common areas feature in-... 10/31/2004
From LEED For Schools: Tips On Green Design And Construction For Facility Managers LEED for Schools includes a range of suggested strategies that can be considered for projects that can help to ensure that a school building is designed right in the first place, as well as applying... 03/31/2012
Go for the LEED. [LEED Certification for Schools.] Advocates creation of high performance green schools that can serve as a center for the community and as a participant in the curriculum. 03/31/2009
Go Modular: Go Green. Summarizes potential sustainable features of modular construction, highlighting opportunities in the LEED categories of Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and... 06/30/2008
Going for Gold. Profiles the Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad, California, as an example of a school aiming for LEED Gold certification. The building and classroom design, mechanical and electrical systems,... 03/31/2010
Going Green for Sustainability's Sake. Narrates the experience of the Whitmore Lake, Michigan, community in building a LEED-certified high school that included preservation and moving of an historic farmhouse on the site and construction... 12/31/2006
Going Green. Describes the early planning required to achieve LEED certification points for site selection and landscaping. The way this process was undertaken in a higher education science facility and also a... 04/30/2005
Going Green. Describes Chicago's Tarkington Elementary School, which achieved LEED certification and will serve as a prototype of sustainable design and construction for subsequent Chicago schools. The... 11/30/2005
Going Green: Eco-Friendly Schools. You Can't Ignore the Benefits of Eco-friendly Schools. Discusses the benefits of going eco-friendly schools and features Great Seneca Creek Elementary School in Germantown, Maryland. The school's 296,000-square-foot building--which runs on wind and... 12/31/2006
Great Creations Require Great Effort. Discusses the extensive collaboration required to build a LEED-certified building, the assistance a LEED consultant can provide, and the expanding requirement that schools be LEED certified. 06/30/2010
Green Academic Engineering Arrives. Profiles Oregon State University's Kelley Engineering Center, and some of the design features that earned this higher education facility LEED Gold certification. 04/30/2006
Green Building Design for Schools-the Next Time Around. Outlines an initiative in Radnor, Pennsylvania, to construct a LEED-certified middle school. For this project, the school district, the engineer, and the architect have all completed green projects... 12/31/2004
Green Building Programs in the United States. Reviews recent updates and proposed changes to the most prominent North American green building programs, including LEED, the NAHB National Green Building Standard, and GBI's Green Globes... 02/28/2009
Green Building White Paper Research: Schools. Reports on an online survey of K-12 education professionals to assess opinions, perceptions, and actions regarding sustainable school buildings. The objectives of the study were to establish... 09/30/2004
Green Design: New Construction vs. Renovation. Briefly reviews the six categories of LEED certification for new construction and addresses the additional options available with renovation projects. 03/31/2008
Green Energy in New Construction: Maximize Energy Savings and Minimize Cost. Discusses the concept of simultaneously achieving low energy bills and low construction costs by utilizing energy modeling and LEED principles. It is noted that LEED construction will not guarantee... 11/30/2010
Green Existing Schools Implementation Workbook. Assists with the evaluation and improvement of current school operations and maintenance practices and policies. The workbook is organized by LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M prerequisites and... 12/31/2008
Green Existing Schools Toolkit. Helps schools and school districts green their existing facilities and achieve LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance certification. Included in the toolkit are the Green Existing... 12/31/2009
Green Existing Schools: Project Management Guide. Helps schools and school districts green their existing facilities and achieve LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. The guide outlines the process for navigating LEED... 12/31/2008

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