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ERIC Number: EJ913299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
The Road to a Green District
Gutter, Rachel; Knupp, Emily
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v76 n5 p25-31 Jan 2011
Green design, green construction, and green operations for new buildings are rapidly becoming the norm for school districts throughout the country. Today, increased availability of green products and technology coupled with cost savings that are realized through an integrated design process mean that schools like Arabia Mountain High School in Dekalb County, Georgia, can be built for costs comparable to conventionally designed schools within the same region. School districts are turning their attention to system-wide green operations, maintenance, and purchasing practices. No prescriptive path exists in this area. A series of incremental improvements can lead a school district to reduced utility costs, healthier occupants, and optimized learning environments. This article features the sustainable practices and policies of Arabia Mountain High School and offers 10 suggestions derived from success stories from districts that are going green.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Arkansas; Colorado; Georgia; Illinois; Pennsylvania; Virginia