ERIC Number: EJ862954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
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Community Commitment: How Education Institutions Can Best Use Green Strategies in their Construction Projects
Erickson, Paul W.
American School & University, v81 n2 p46, 48, 50 Oct 2008
Education institutions that embrace green concepts in their construction projects are able to provide safe and healthful learning environments that are responsive to the community. Carrying out these strategies can enhance student learning, reduce health and operations costs, and enhance the quality of a school. Moreover, these high-performing schools become visible statements of a community's commitment to future generations of learners. Many of the best examples of green concepts in construction projects are common-sense strategies that result in quick payback, low-energy consumption and enhanced learning environments. During the design and construction of a project, education institutions can focus on sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, environmental quality, and innovation and design to incorporate cost-effective concepts presented in this article.
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Energy Conservation, Academic Achievement, Environmental Influences, Evaluation, Educational Environment, Sustainable Development, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Energy, Fuel Consumption, Natural Resources, Pollution, Teacher Effectiveness
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