Case Studies--Green Schools

Title Abstract Publication Date
Mountain Do. Profiles Colorado's Aspen Middle School, featuring mountain views from every room, abundant daylighting, flexible room partitions, and a LEED Gold rating. Plans, photographs, building statistics... 12/31/2008
Murrieta Mesa High School. Profiles this new California high school that exceeds the state energy requirements by 29.4%. 12/31/2009
New Mexico School District Puts Building Requirements On A LEED Silver Platter The Albuquerque school district now requires that each new school achieve a minimum certification of LEED Silver. The executive director of school capital describes why. 05/31/2011
New Sidwell Middle School a Living Component to D.C. Campus. Profiles design, construction, and operational features of the new Sidwell Friends School that earned it the highest (platinum) LEED certification, and offers features useful to the educational... 10/26/2006
Nintendo Generation Gives it a Green Thumbs Up. Profiles Vacaville, California's Fairmont Elementary School. The highly energy-efficient school exceeds government standards by 30 percent, featuring natural lighting, displacement ventilation,... 08/31/2009
North Central Junior High, North Liberty, Iowa. Profiles this new school that features so much daylighting that artificial light may not be necessary. The building is oriented to follow the sun's passage, is geothermally heated and cooled,... 06/30/2007
North Clackamas High School: A Model for Green Design. The active and passive energy-saving features of the building envelope and interior heating/cooling/lighting systems ensure that the new Clackamas High School, with its daylighting, open spaces,... 12/31/2001
North Dakota High School Champions Education, Environment Over Aesthetics. Profiles Turtle Mountain Community High School, a Chippewa Indian reservation facility that maintains a very low profile, blank design into which the occupants intend to incorporate the tribe's... 10/31/2007
Northeast High Performance Schools Exchange. Case Studies. NEEP's High Performance School Exchange has compiled a list of case studies on 60 schools in the Northeast that have been recently constructed, renovated, or are currently under construction and...
NZEB in Progress. Case study of the Evie Garrett Dennis Campus in Denver, a multi-school K-12 campus that takes first steps toward achieving net zero energy. 03/31/2012
Opening Windows to Cutting-Edge Education Design. Features the Center for Energy Efficient Design (CEED), a Franklin County public middle school located in Rocky Mount, Virginia and designed and built by Structures Design/Build. Unlike any other... 05/25/2011
Orchard School Library Addition Describes a library addition to the Orchard School in San Jose, California that connects the elementary and middle school areas. The library's sustainable design includes a high-performance... 11/30/2011
Outside the Box. Profiles a new science wing at a Dallas private school, describing the design, LEED features, and funding. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants are included. 12/31/2009
Partnerships for a Sustainable Future: Schools and Community, The Rosa Parks School. [Video] This video profiles the Rosa Parks School, which opened in 2007 to students in one of the most impoverished areas of Portland, Oregon. Facing a burgeoning population and a tightened budget, Portland... 02/28/2009
Passing the Green Test. Profiles the Great Seneca Creek Elementary School in Montgomery County, Maryland. The high-performance facility includes a geoexchange HVAC system, low- and no-water use restroom fixtures, use of... 06/30/2008
Pathway to Sustainable Schools. Describes the process by which Colorado's Poudre School District created a prototype sustainable elementary school. PSD developed sustainable design guidelines to ensure all new construction... 12/31/2002
Pioneering Green Pays Off. Profiles Massachusetts' Monument Valley Middle School, describing it's many sustainable features. These include a geothermal HVAC system, heat recovery units, extra insulation, photovoltaic... 01/31/2007
Place-based Learning: Interactive Learning and Net-Zero Design Case study of the Music and Science Building for Oregon's Hood River Middle School where Food and conservation science curriculum, net-zero design and student-based building performance... 11/30/2011
Placing Students First: Promoting Innovation in Sustainable Design. Describes the innovative features of the Truckee Middle School in Truckee, California. The school utilizes daylighting, environmentally sensitive building materials, water management and geothermal... 08/31/2003
Plano Elementary School: Small Steps, Big Savings. Profiles this Kentucky school that is the latest success of the Warren County Public Schools. The district's energy saving steps began with encouraging conservation within existing buildings,... 09/30/2009
Platinum Power. Describes Boston's Artists for Humanity EpiCenter, detailing the abundant features which earned it a LEED Platinum rating, including natural ventilation, daylighting, and an extensive... 12/31/2005
Pre School. At the Watkinson School, a pre-engineered building blends environmental science with ethics. Description of the pre-engineered buildings produced by Project Frog for the Watkinson School in Hartford, Connecticut, a venue for secondary level lectures, seminars, and laboratory work dedicated... 12/31/2011
Project Profile: Clearview Elementary, Hanover, Pennsylvania. Profiles this green school that cost 2.5% more to build, but returns $18,000 per year in energy cost savings. This amount will pay back the additional construction cost in nine years. Daylighting, a... 12/31/2006
Project Profile: Rosa Parks Elementary School, Portland, Oregon Case study of LEED Gold certified elementary school. Green framework not only reduced operational expenses and provided a healthier school environment but complemented and supported the educational... 12/31/2007
Project Profile: West Brazos Junior High School, Brazoria, Texas Case study of LEED certified Texas junior high school, designed by SHW Group, that achieved a 4, 5, and 7% point increase on mathematics, reading, and social studies tests, respectively; built for 18... 12/31/2007