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ERIC Number: EJ773698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
Setting Your Sites
Benz, Stephen
American School & University, v78 n13 p169-171 Aug 2006
Schools and universities recognize that many of the people and neighborhoods they serve expect education institutions to embrace environmental stewardship and sustainable design. Standards such as the LEED-registered facility program, managed by the U.S. Green Building Council, are receiving more attention. Schools can demonstrate their commitment to the environment by meeting the criteria for LEED registration. Attention to sustainable design often focuses on buildings; incorporating sustainable elements in a building's site design can yield additional benefits. LEED-accredited professionals can help a school or university plan and incorporate sustainable-design elements into new or replacement facilities. A traditional engineering approach often views disruption of the natural environment as a necessary part of construction. However, sustainable site elements can become an integral part of the overall campus development. These elements can enhance designs and provide lasting benefits to the institution and the community it serves. One such element is the management of stormwater runoff from a site. A sustainable site design can maximize retention and reuse of this resource.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts