Case Studies--Green Schools

Title Abstract Publication Date
Atascocita Springs Elementary School Case study of Atascocita Springs Elementary School in Humble, Texas that achieves CHPS verified and LEED certified criteria. The building is a learning tool, inside and out, and addresses the... 11/30/2011
Baca/Dlo'ay azhi Community School [Prewitt, NM] The Baca Dlo'ay azhi Community School, located on the Navajo Nation reservation in Prewitt, New Mexico, serves students in kindergarten through grade six. The building incorporates Native... 08/31/2005
Barcelona Elementary School / Baker Architecture + Design. Describes the new classroom building for the Albuquerque public school system, designed as an exciting and functional facility, which promotes creativity and is conducive to teaching and learning.... 08/21/2011
Bertschi School Living Science Building Case study of the Bertschi School Living Science building, located in Seattle, the first project in the world built to the Living Building Challenge (LBC) v2.0 criteria and in an urban setting. This... 07/31/2012
Bertschi School Living Science Building / KMD Architects Describes an elementary school in Seattle, Washington that meets the Living Building Challenge 2.0. Features include net zero energy, net zero water, composting toilet, daylighting, radiant floor,... 11/30/2011
Bethke Elementary School. Profiles this LEED Gold prototype school feature daylighting, upgraded exterior insulation, and displacement ventilation. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, a... 10/31/2009
BIM and Sustainable Design: Understanding your Design Decisions. A Case Study of American Canyon High School. Discusses how the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) helped the design firm achieve sustainable features such as placement and daylighting when creating this school. 12/31/2008
BIM School, Green School. Profiles the design and construction of California's American Canyon High School. The 260,000 square foot campus houses four smaller learning communities of 500-550 students, is CHPS verified,... 05/31/2009
Blazing a Green Trail Case study of Stanton Academy in the Buffalo School District, the first public school district in the nation to turn an older facility into a certified green building as part of the U.S. Green...
Blueprints for Learning. Profiles sustainable features of two Indiana educational facilities. 12/31/2007
Bolstering the Community. Describes the Langston High School Continuation/Langston-Brown Community Center in Arlington, Virginia. The LEED silver-rated facility anchors the neighborhood, hosting educational programs for... 12/31/2004
Branson School Student Commons \ Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects Description and photos of a new student commons at an independent high school in Marin, California. It gives students a much-needed gathering space with an unusual degree of connection to the... 03/27/2012
Brea Olinda High School Grows Up: A Vertical Expansion Turns CHPS. Profiles this California high school addition that provided the latest technology and preserved ocean views. 03/31/2010
Build a School, Inspire a Community. Profiles River Crest Elementary School in Hudson, Wisconsin. This green school was built at 29% below the average cost for schools in that region, and has formed partnerships with the YMCA camp... 04/30/2010
Building a School in India. The new Druk White Lotus School in the Indian State of Ladakh, at the foot of the Himalayas, is being built to help maintain the rich cultural traditions based on Tibetan Buddhism, while equipping... 07/23/2002
Building as Teaching Tool. Profiles Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins, Colorado. The 1,800-student school is divided into three semi-autonomous institutions of 600 students each, and architectural energy-saving features... 12/31/2007
Building Culture, Druk White Lotus School: A Sustainable Model for Education and Design. Profiles this school in the remote Himalayan village of Shey, the product of an international consortium of planners and designers. Careful consideration was given to sustainability and accommodation... 12/31/2005
Building Energy- Efficient Schools in New Orleans This case study presents the lessons learned from incorporating energy efficiency in the rebuilding and renovating of New Orleans K-12 schools after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The experiences of... 11/30/2011
Building Type Basics for Elementary and Secondary Schools, 2nd Ed. Advises architects, planners, engineers, and their clients through all aspects of school facilities design. Chapters address predesign, circulation, design concerns and process, site planning, codes... 12/31/2009
Building Types Study: K-12 Schools In-depth analyses of fifteen K-12 school buildings, with photos, drawings, specifications, descriptions and design solutions. Includes Evelyn Grace Academy, Zaha Hadid Architects London, United... 12/31/2011
Buildings That Teach Sustainability. Describes how to make schools themselves teaching tools. Includes a checklist that outlines key sustainable elements that should be considered during the design of a school that support an... 12/31/2008
Buildings that Teach. Discusses Roy Lee Walker Elementary School In McKinney, Texas as an example of a high performance, or green, school. The school blends the physical environment with the student learning process while... 12/31/2001
Built to Last. Reviews several green school buildings, built several years ago, that have proven their worth buy paying back the initial extra investment in sustainable products and techniques. 04/30/2009
Bulding Green - The Willow School. Documents LEED-certified construction of the Willow School in the Delaware Valley of New Jersey. A barn scheduled to be demolished was moved to the school construction site with near 100% re-use of... 04/30/2008
C-TEC: Ohio's First All-Green School. In Ohio's Licking County, the Career and Technology Education Centers (C-TEC) is a leader in the green movement. This eco-friendly school incorporates environmental sustainability in all aspects... 03/31/2009