Case Studies--Green Schools

Title Abstract Publication Date
Francis Parker School. Profiles this new San Diego middle and upper school campus, with classroom connected by outdoor arcades, and windows that capture natural ventilation. Includes plans, photographs, and a list of... 04/30/2009
Garthwaite Center for Science & Art at the Cambridge School of Weston. Presents a video profile of this private high school building that features a waste wood pellet boiler, composting toilets, and visual access to the systems that enables the building to serve as a... 12/31/2008
Generation G. Draws on narration by students at “platinum level” LEEDS-certified Sidwell Friends School, Washington, DC, to show action steps to implement school's philosophy of environmental stewardship. In... 07/31/2007
Gentle Geometry. Portrays the Madelyn Chafin Learning Center in DeSoto, Texas, which has an architectural design that creates a facility with five finger-like projections that are intended to blend into the natural... 12/31/2001
Get Your Green On! In the span of five years, the staff and students at Council Rock School District in Pennsylvania won three Energy Star Awards, saved more than $7 million, and completely changed the culture of the... 07/31/2010
Getting Schooled on Sustainability Students at Northern Virginia's green schools are working on their most important assignment ever: saving the planet. Describes the Manassas Park Elementary school, Gar-Field High School in... 02/28/2011
Going for Gold. Profiles the Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad, California, as an example of a school aiming for LEED Gold certification. The building and classroom design, mechanical and electrical systems,... 03/31/2010
Going Green for Sustainability's Sake. Narrates the experience of the Whitmore Lake, Michigan, community in building a LEED-certified high school that included preservation and moving of an historic farmhouse on the site and construction... 12/31/2006
Going Green. Describes Chicago's Tarkington Elementary School, which achieved LEED certification and will serve as a prototype of sustainable design and construction for subsequent Chicago schools. The... 11/30/2005
Going Green: Eco-Friendly Schools. You Can't Ignore the Benefits of Eco-friendly Schools. Discusses the benefits of going eco-friendly schools and features Great Seneca Creek Elementary School in Germantown, Maryland. The school's 296,000-square-foot building--which runs on wind and... 12/31/2006
Going Solar With Confidence Provides two examples that demonstrate the success of solar energy, one at an individual high school, and the other is within a district. 03/31/2012
Grand Prize Award 2009: Stellar Spaces Support Enhanced Learning. Profiles the Bioscience High School of Phoenix, grand prize winner in the 2009 Learning by Design competition. The facility offers small learning communities, individual student workspaces supported... 12/31/2008
Grand Prize Award Pre-K to 12. Profiles Portland's Rosa Parks School, a K-6 school selected for its division into small learning neighborhoods and outstanding attention to the environment. 12/31/2007
Gray Middle School. Profiles this Tacoma, Washington, school. A neutral palette, daylighting, non-toxic interior finishes, rain gardens, and low-maintenance landscaping are described. Building statistics, photographs,... 02/28/2010
Gray Middle School. Profiles this Tacoma, Washington, school. The school is anchored to neighborhood activity and organized around educational, civic, and environmental responsibilities. Daylighting, non-toxic interior... 06/30/2010
Great Green Schools. Green Guide's description of award-winning green schools: Case Middle School at Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii; Clackamas High School, Clackamas, Oregon; Clearview Elementary School, Hanover,... 04/30/2006
Great Schools by Design: Rosa Parks School. (Portland, Oregon) Profiles the Rosa Parks Elementary School in Portland, Oregon. The school serves a disadvantaged population in a high performance facility that also hosts community services. 11/11/2008
Great Seneca Creek Elementary School. Profiles this LEED Gold-rated school in Maryland, which serves as a green prototype for its system. Notable building features and ways in which the school engages occupants in environmental awareness... 10/31/2007
Green Building Design Is Affordable, Even for Public Schools. Profiles West Brazos Junior High, the first LEED-certified public school in Texas. Low-cost green strategies yielded a high performance school at only $108.54 per square foot. Documented increases in... 12/31/2007
Green Building Initiatives: A Platform for Student Education Describes building initiatives and solutions that make the Alexandria City Public Schools in Alexandria, Virginia healthier and save money on energy costs. Students also have the opportunity to take... 03/31/2012
Green Building/High Performance Schools - Case Studies Links to more than 50 case studies on green schools and universities, compiled by the Greening Schools project of the Illinois EPA and WMRC.
Green Design and Construction. Profiles River Crest Elementary School in Wisconsin's Hudson School District. The LEED-Gold certified school was built at a square foot cost about 25 percent less than similar schools in the... 03/31/2011
Green Design Powers New Elementary School. Profiles California's Monterey Ridge Elementary School, which receives 50-60% of its electricity from a photovoltaic array on an adjacent hillside. The facility also features automated lighting... 06/30/2007
Green Designs Support Learning Environments. Presents the ten Citation of Excellence award winners in this competition, with particular attention to four educational facilities that exhibit particularly innovative and well-executed sustainable... 12/31/2007
Green Features of Chartwell School. Documents construction design and plans for first LEED-certified “platinum” rating at Chartwell School, Seaside, California. The emphasis on maximum use of daylight results in a 50% decrease in... 01/31/2008