Case Studies--Green Schools

Title Abstract Publication Date
Green Field Notes. Presents brief descriptions of green building features at 46 educational facilities. Background information of the feature and community response are also included. 10/31/2009
Green Gem. In Ann Arbor, Michigan, Skyline High School's focus on conservation and sustainability guides project to LEED silver certification – while providing an ecological education for students. 05/25/2011
Green in the Mountains: What's New in Educational Facility Design? Describes the environmentally conscious design and construction of the Lincoln County Comprehensive High School in Hanslaw, West Virginia. 03/31/2004
Green Leaders. Profiles early leaders in green school design, citing continuing efforts by Montgomery County, Maryland; the Ohio School Facilities Commission; and Colorado's Poudre School District. 01/31/2008
Green of Course Lake Mills Middle School in rural Wisconsin follows a path of sustainability with an expansion and renovation for student advancement and fiscal responsibility. Students can look forward to better... 02/02/2012
Green on Top. Profiles the many green features of the Radnor Middle School in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. These include the recycling of 85 percent of demolition and construction waste, a green roof,... 03/31/2008
Green Pays Its Way--Performance-Based Fees. Reports that giving building and design professionals a financial incentive to create high-efficiency schools has proven to be a winning strategy for both the firms that design and build schools and... 06/30/2002
Green Scene: Students Appreciate Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Building Design. Reviews the innovative Roy Lee Walker Elementary School and how the sustainable building surrounds the students with environmental education. 08/31/2004
Green School Design. Uses the Michael J. Homer Science and Live Center at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton, Califonia, as an example of early and high attainment in the LEED certification scheme. The LEED Platinum-rated... 03/31/2010
Green School Gathers for Takeoff Description of the elementary/ middle school in Lake Zurich, Illinois, by Legat Architects, Inc. The 218,000-square-foot building design demonstrates the latest sustainable design trends to save... 05/25/2004
Green School Is a Good Neighbor. Describes the construction techniques and building materials used in a Pennsylvania school, yielding an environmentally friendly facility at a lower than average construction cost. 04/30/2005
Green School Primer: Lessons in Sustainability. Discusses green school planning and design principles and strategies, the benefits of green schools, facts about the costs associated with green school, current green school rating programs, and... 12/31/2008
Green Schools New Orleans Initiative In New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, schools became a critical component of its rebuilding efforts there. The goal of this initiative is to create healthier classrooms and more... 12/31/2009
Green Schools That Teach: Identifying Attributes of Whole-School Sustainability. The combination of green school design, green organizational behavior, and aligned educational goals sets the stage for the attributes of green schools to become teaching tools. School facilities,... 06/30/2011
Green Schools: Electric Youth. This article describes Maryland's Montgomery County Public Schools initiative called the School Eco Response Team, through which each school in the district receives personalized guidelines for... 05/31/2008
Green Special Section. Profiles 20 primary, middle, secondary, and higher education school facilities selected by the 2009 Learning by Design competition as demonstrating outstanding attention to sustainability. For each... 12/31/2008
Green Special Section. Profiles 24 primary, secondary, and higher education facilities cited for their outstanding attention to sustainable design. For each project, a description, list of project participants, costs, and... 12/31/2007
Green Star in the Inner City: Maywood Academy High School. Profiles this green school that features daylighting, thoughtful acoustics, and conservation of the land. This facility in an underserved area boasts a 90% attendance rate. 12/31/2005
Greenbrier Middle School a Model of Good Design. Case study of Greenbrier Middle School in Greenbriar, Arkansas. School couples sustainable practices with the cost savings from low-maintenance materials. Natural light, rooms equipped with state-of-... 08/31/2011
Greening America's Schools: The Environmental Sustainability Movement in K-12 Education Makes the case for independent schools going green and highlights approximately 50 independent and public K-12 U.S. schools that have done a remarkable job doing so. It describes what it means to be... 12/31/2011
Greening Early Childhood Centers. Focuses on high-impact green environmentally-sound building design and facility management practices that can be implemented over the long term, as well as low-cost/no-cost ideas for physical... 09/30/2010
GreenSource Featured Projects Case studies of green projects, including schools, in a McGraw Hill Construction online publication.
Grow up, not out, with Green Design. Presents lessons learned in the creation of the CHPS-certified Brea Olinda High School in Orange County, California. These include designing the school like a custom home, hiring a good design team... 03/31/2009
Growing from Good to Green. Reviews the $1.5 billion program to rebuild New Haven, Connecticut, schools, in which green standards are applied to all new projects. Examples of building features in place and the savings being... 03/31/2007
Growing GREEN, High-Performance Charter Schools. Eco-charter schools with environment-focused and project-based programs are springing up throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota and other states. Environment and sustainability are the integrating qualities... 08/10/2005