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ERIC Number: EJ773258
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
One with the Environment
Kennedy, Mike
American School & University, v77 n5 p54-57 Jan 2005
As energy costs rise and resources dwindle, schools and universities can benefit greatly by taking an environmentally sensitive approach to construction, renovation and maintenance of facilities. Administrators free up needed budget resources by operating facilities more efficiently. Using sustainable-design strategies can set a good example for their students and the community by being good stewards of the environment, and educators can use the high-performance educational facilities that schools and universities are building to teach students about architecture, design, energy efficiency and the environment. The interest in and desire for environmentally friendly facilities continues to grow, and schools have many options in the equipment and products they buy and in the approaches they pursue. This article presents 10 ways schools can become more environmentally friendly: (1) geothermal energy systems; (2) daylighting; (3) lighting upgrades; (4) improved acoustics; (5) ergonomics; (6) gray water collection; (7) comprehensive energy management; (8) LEED certification; (9) solar energy systems; and (10) maintaining good indoor air quality.
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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