ERIC Number: ED456632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Topical Reports: Sustainable Design for Schools.
Fox, Anne W.
This document presents several reports on the practical applications of sustainable design and schools; it includes information about student performance and sustainable design features involving lighting, acoustics, air quality, and student well-being. Three case studies (Washington's Bainbridge Island School District, Texas' Roy Lee Walker Elementary School, and California's Newport Coast Elementary School) are included. These studies illustrate how sustainable design principles may be applied to new school buildings. The studies include observations about some of the challenges and rewards that school districts may encounter in carrying out sustainable design projects. Internet resources are listed for more information on specific sustainable design topics such as site preservation, building enclosure, resource conservation, energy, clearinghouses and databases, renewable energy, buying green power, alternative fuels, transportation, and interior quality. (Contains 84 references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Acoustics, Air Pollution, Case Studies, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Lighting, Public Schools, School Effectiveness, Sustainable Development
For full text: http://www.pprc.org/pprc/pubs/topics/schools/toc.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center, Seattle, WA.