Green Schools

Green Schools Journal Articles

Recent magazine and journal articles about green school facilities:

Teaching for the Future. High Tech High: Chula Vista, CA
High Performance Buildings, July 2012

Stronger, Better, Greener. Kiowa County Schools: Greensburg, KS
High Performance Buildings, July 2012

Special Mention Lab Takes Thoughtful Approach to Green
Laboratory Design, June 2012

Colorado School Achieves Top LEED Honor
School Construction News, June 2012

Sustainability in Schools: Why Green Buildings Have Become a Catalyst
Educational Facility Planner, June 2012

Getting Students Involved In Energy Efficiency Can Lead To Big Energy Cost Savings For School Districts
Building Operating Management, June 2012

Thinking Green Mindset Changes That Make a Difference
University Business, June 2012

Passive-House Dormitory Receives Certification
ED+C, June 2012

Material Health
ED+C, June 2012

The Green Movement
American School and University, June 2012

Green Schools Publications Recommended by NCEF

Key publications on green school facilities:

A History of School Design and its Indoor Environmental Standards, 1900 to Today.
National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, Washington, D.C. , 2012

Greening Early Childhood Centers.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation/Community InvestmentCollaborative for Kids, 2011

Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings
ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and the U.S. Green Building Council, with support from the Department of Energy, 2011

Green Schools as High Performance Learning Facilities.
National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, Washington, DC, 2010

Sustainable School Architecture: Design for Primary and Secondary Schools.
John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, 2010

Green Existing Schools Toolkit.
U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, DC, 2010

International Green Construction Code.
International Code Council (ICC), the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), 2010

Green Existing Schools: Project Management Guide.
U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, DC, 2010

The Paid-from-Savings Guide to Green Existing Buildings: Executive Summary.
U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, DC, 2010

Guide to Operating and Maintaining Energy Smart Schools.
U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC, 2009

Collaborative for High Performance Schools Best Practices Manual.
The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS), San Francisco, CA, 2009

High-Performance School Buildings: Resource and Strategy Guide. Third Edition.
Sustainable Buildings Industry Council, Washington, DC, 2008

LEED for Schools for New Construction and Major Renovations.
United States Green Building Council, Washington, DC, 2007

Green Schools: Attributes for Health and Learning.
National Academies Press, Washington, DC, 2007

Environmental Compliance and Best Management Practices: Guidance Manual for K- 12 Schools.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2007

Greening America's Schools: Costs and Benefits.
Capital E, Washington, DC, 2006

Green Schools Resource Lists

NCEF lists of continuously updated links, books, and journal articles on green school facilities topics:

Case Studies--Green Colleges and Universities

Case Studies--Green Schools

College and University Energy Management

Daylighting School Facilities

Green Cleaning in Schools

Green Colleges and Universities

Green Schools

Impact of Green Schools on Learning

Indoor Air Quality in Schools

LEED Certification for Schools

Life Cycle Cost Estimating for School Facilities

School Building Commissioning

School Energy Management

School Energy Management--Renewable Energy

School Gardens

Thermal Comfort in Schools

Using the School Building As A Teaching Tool

Water Conservation in Schools