Case Studies--Green Schools

Title Abstract Publication Date
Stoddert Elementary School. Description of the modernized and expanded sustainable school in Washington, D.C. that enhances learning and inspires environmental stewardship. An interactive kiosk in the heart of the school... 12/31/2009
Strategies in Sustainability. Provides examples of energy-saving strategies from a variety of school districts, including school occupant behavior modification, energy performance contracts, wireless monitoring of consumption,... 03/31/2011
Strawberry Crest High School. Profiles this Florida High School. Sections of the building are arranged in two rows, emulating the agricultural surroundings. The rows of buildings are separated by a space that serves as the main... 04/30/2010
Stronger, Better, Greener. Kiowa County Schools: Greensburg, KS After a two-mile wide tornado plowed through Greensburg, Kan., in 2007, the town and school district committed to rebuilding a model green community, focusing on passive building systems and... 06/30/2012
Students Leading the Way 2009-2010: Energy Saving Success Stories from California. Students and teachers from California Green Schools describe their strategies to reduce energy waste and bring the energy efficiency message into the community. 54 schools across all three... 12/31/2009
Sustainability in Action Case study of the water selection, siting, and energy costs factored into the design of Samuel V. Champion High School in the Boern ISD in Texas. 03/31/2012
Sustainable Classroom Design Captures San Francisco Bay Breezes and Sunlight. Profiles the Windrush School in El Cerrito, California, which uses clerestory windows to capture natural ventialation and daylight. The school aslo features radiant heating, a photovoltaic system,... 10/04/2007
Sustainable Design and Construction. Uses River Crest Elementary School in Hudson, Wisconsin, as an example of a green school that was created with considerable public input, teamwork with vendors, and a strategic partnership with the... 03/31/2010
Sustainable Design Guidelines for the Construction of New Facilities and the Renovation of Existing Structures. This guide summarizes research conducted at Colorado's Poudre School District (PSD) to develop guidelines for the desired performance outcomes from employing sustainable educational facility... 05/31/2000
Sustainable Learning. Shows how architectural design can merge ecological living and learning as illustrated by the Wolf Ridge's new Environmental Learning Center in Finland, Minnesota. It showcases such renewable-... 02/28/2001
Sustainable Literacy Center. Profiles the Springfield (Pennsylvania) School District's new Literacy Center, outlining the design process, changes made as a result of a performance analysis of the design, and the savings... 03/31/2008
Sustainable School Architecture: Design for Primary and Secondary Schools. Offers guidance on the planning, architecture, and design of schools that are healthy, stimulating, and will conserve energy and resources. The book emphasizes how eco-friendly practices for school... 12/31/2009
Sustainable Urban Science Center Case study of the Sustainable Urban Science Center, a classroom/lab building that is part of a Quaker school in Philadelphia, that is designed with the goal of capturing students' interest with... 12/31/2011
Sustained Applause. Discusses sustainable design of athletic facilities, citing projects that are using passive cooling, solar hot water, high-efficiency HVAC systems, and rainwater capture. The particular problems of... 06/30/2009
Sustaining Green School Momentum Although economic recovery is slow in coming, education institutions continue to lead the way in green facility design and construction. Discusses CHPS, LEED, Center for Green Schools, state mandates... 01/31/2012
Sweetwater Union High School District Leading the Way in Green School Building Describes how Sweetwater Union High School District in San Diego County is leading the way in building sustainable educational institutions, creating state-of-the-art environments for students to... 11/28/2011
T.C. Williams Gets New Eco-Friendly Building. The new $90 million T.C. Williams High School building in Alexandria, Virginia will provide an environment that is better for learning, teaching and the planet. The building features more natural... 08/20/2007
T.C. Williams High School Offers a virtual tour of Alexandria, Virginia's, T.C. Williams high school, emphasizing its many green features, and providing floor plans and photographs of educational and social spaces. 12/31/2009
Teaching for the Future. High Tech High: Chula Vista, CA High Tech High Chula Vista is organized into neighborhoods to promote team teaching as well as provide a sense of ownership and place. Novel approaches such as this help the charter school get... 06/30/2012
Teaching Green: Two Texas Projects Shape Future of Sustainable School Building. Discusses the advantages of daylighting to student achievement and lower energy costs, citing two green Texas schools that cost no more to build but are benefitting from reduced energy consumption. 10/31/2009
Teaching Moment. Profiles the Germantown Friends School's new science center, a highly sustainable building employing photovoltaics, fresh air ventilation, geothermal heating and cooling, a vegetative roof,... 11/17/2009
Teaching Tools. The Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. is one of a string of educational buildings designed by Kieran Timberlake that merge instruction, sustainability, and behavior modification. Outside, a... 07/24/2007
Techne: The Eco-School Describes a school in California where the entire campus is designed to achieve the goal of the Living Building Challenge, using multiple strategies that try to re-use, preserve, and even incorporate... 03/06/2012
Tenth Annual Showcase of Outstanding Design and Architecture in Education. Recognizes 44 outstanding new and renovated K-12 and higher education facilities. Each entry contains photographs, a text description, and summarized project data. Architect and manufacturer indices... 05/31/2009
Teton Science Schools Jackson Campus. Describes this environmentally thoughtful Wyoming campus that concentrates nine new buildings on 16.5 of the 880 acres of its wilderness site. The orientation of the buildings maximizes exposure to... 11/30/2005