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Cupido, Anthony F. – Facilities Manager, 2010
In 2008, APPA forwarded a Web-based survey on the author's behalf to all designated representatives of APPA member institutions. The purpose of the survey was to determine if institutional policies are an important criterion for an institution's sustainable building practices and the use of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED[R]).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Interviews, Educational Facilities
Watson, Chris – PEB Exchange, 2007
This article briefly describes users' experiences of two "green" education buildings. It goes on to conclude that stakeholders' negotiation of building performance is necessary to minimise environmental impact, just as it is necessary to achieve other aspects of building performance.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Educational Facilities Design, Evaluation
Jahnigen, Charlie – American School & University, 2006
As interest in green building grows, much discussion has focused on aligning a project with the principles of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification: (1) cost savings through energy and water conservation; (2) improved worker productivity; (3) health, insurance and risk-management benefits; and (4) enhanced building…
Descriptors: Certification, Water Quality, Productivity, National Standards
Miller, Rebecca – Library Journal, 2010
When Louise Schaper opened the new Fayetteville Public Library (FPL) in Arkansas in 2004, she brought the state's second LEED Silver-certified building to completion. The green building fulfilled a community expectation for sustainable innovation established through complex public dialog, and the library went on to become the "2005 LJ/Gale Library…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Sustainable Development, Energy Management, Interviews
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Pagani, Freda – Planning for Higher Education, 2008
Millennial students can be inspired to create a legacy for future generations by the recognizable actions of campus planners to create more sustainable campuses through smart growth planning, green buildings, transportation planning, and energy- and water-efficiency retrofits. This article describes policies, programs, and projects at The…
Descriptors: Campuses, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Higher Education
St. Gerard, Vanessa – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2008
This article describes how the green phenomenon is spreading, especially among schools, which have found that not only are they being environmentally friendly, they are also saving big money. Green buildings focus on efficiency and renewable energy, water stewardship, environmentally preferable building materials and specifications, waste…
Descriptors: Pollution, Conservation (Environment), Energy Conservation, Water
Carter, Leesa – School Business Affairs, 2011
When trying to reach their sustainability goals, schools and school districts often run into obstacles, including financing, training, and implementation tools. Last fall, the U.S. Green Building Council-Georgia (USGBC-Georgia) launched its High Performance, Healthy Schools (HPHS) Program to help Georgia schools overcome those obstacles. By…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Energy Conservation, School Buildings, Educational Facilities Design
This report is an outgrowth of the Green Building Roundtable of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held in conjunction with the U.S. Green Building Council on April 24, 2002. The roundtable brought together diverse interests to educate members of Congress on green building trends and generated discussion about the economic…
Descriptors: Building Design, Built Environment, Conservation (Environment), Design Preferences
Harris, Bill; Maldeis, Neil – Facilities Manager, 2011
Community college enrollments usually rise during tough economic times and the recent recession and slow recovery are no exception. According to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the number of students attending community colleges has grown dramatically in the last decade to about 12.4 million last fall. The AACC says that 1.4…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Sustainable Development, School Buildings, School Construction
Wagner, Lindsay Eva – Facilities Manager, 2013
It is quite clear that sustainability is here to stay, but in many cases one has yet to determine what it actually is. The buzz words and issues--solar panels, wind turbines, recycling, green cleaning, energy management, green buildings, green products, public transportation, and carbon neutrality to mention a few--have all been part of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainability, Conservation (Environment), Facilities Management
Barr, Stephanie; Dunbar, Brian; Schiller, Craig – Educational Facility Planner, 2012
With the increase in both green school construction and research linking green schools to healthier students, higher performance and financial return on investment, it is no surprise that the green school design practices are quickly becoming standard practice. This is reason for celebration, yet there are still many mountains to climb to achieve…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Conservation (Environment), Educational Facilities Design, Architecture
Hallberg, Rosemary; Hurley, Janet – American School & University, 2009
Now that green building has become more popular, school facility directors and architects are beginning to make different choices during construction. These choices may involve energy-efficient lighting, window size, building materials and design elements. Often, though, what happens during construction has unexpected consequences--unwanted…
Descriptors: School Construction, Animals, Energy Conservation
Wilkinson, Ron – American School & University, 2009
Many schools and universities want the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED certification for their facilities, but they are concerned about cost. This certification is tangible evidence that a facility is designed to conserve resources and use energy more efficiently. "Low-cost/no-cost" upgrades can be worked into a capital plan that provides a 3-…
Descriptors: Certification, Costs, Energy Conservation, Educational Facilities Design
Neary, Tim – Facilities Manager, 2012
The University of British Columbia (UBC) recently celebrated the opening of its Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), a living laboratory for researchers to teach, test, and study the long-term impact of sustainable practices and technologies. Featuring advanced building controls, sensing technology, and management software…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology, Sustainability, Laboratories
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2009
Lured by the recognition that comes with a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating from the U.S. Green Building Council, many schools and universities have become aware of that certification process. But for years, the involvement was limited to a few trendsetters; according to the Green Building Council's database, only about…
Descriptors: Campuses, Educational Facilities Design, Community Colleges, Elementary Secondary Education
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