Green Schools --HIGHER EDUCATION

Title Abstract Publication Date
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 Strategies, Tailored to Your Building's Needs. [Green Strategies for Existing Buildings.] Suggests focusing on students to help encourage sustainability initiatives on campuses. Recycling, visible sustainability projects that are incorporated into the curriculum, and flexible renovation... 05/31/2009
Green to Go. Describes the use of reusable carryout food containers in higher education food service operations. This avoids the disposal of used Styrofoam or compostable containers that end up in the institution... 03/31/2011
Green Today, Sustainable Tomorrow. Discusses LEED certification of schools, with emphasis on the Green Excellence in Existing School Toolkit (GreenEX2) that helps enable existing school to achieve certification. Federal, state, and... 12/31/2008
Green Up: Trends in Eco-Friendly Facility Design. Discusses environmentally friendly trends in athletic facility design, with an emphasis on LEED certification. Examples of three higher education facilities are described. 08/31/2009
Green versus Mean. Describes several aesthetically pleasing green building materials, including translucent panels and drywall made of largely recycled content, ground-faced block, and bamboo flooring. 03/31/2008
Green, Greener, Greenest. Distinguishes between campus greening efforts that are easy, or perhaps even merely symbolic, and those that require significant commitment and investment. Warnings against taking too much advantage... 07/26/2008
Green: The Preferred Color Choice at St. Norbert College. Describes the highly-participatory sustainability efforts at this college, with staff, students, and faculty seizing various opportunities even in the absence of a master plan. Product research and... 09/30/2009
GREENGUARD Emission Criteria. Proposes stricter than typical VOC emission criteria for materials and furnishings used in schools and other children's areas, as children have higher inhalation rates per pound of body weight. 12/31/2008
Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Educational Facilities and the EPA Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule. Discusses the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule and how it might apply to higher education facilities. Advice on collecting data and reporting is included. 02/28/2010
Greening Athletics: Beyond the Playing Field. Discusses the trend toward green design, construction, and operation of higher education athletic facilities. Examples from three institutions are provided, with descriptions that include site... 04/30/2008
Greening Community Colleges: An Environmental Path to Improving Educational Outcomes This brief highlights the approaches of three community colleges to greening their operations, curricula, and communities, while simultaneously addressing local and regional employment and... 03/31/2011
Greening Forward. Profiles the successes of seven higher education institutions that are signers of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). The cases highlight new green... 07/31/2011
Greening Middlebury College. Reviews highlights of sustainable building and campus management practices at this institution, focusing on the features of a new library addition and a power plant that will run on wood chips. 03/31/2008
Greening Our Built World: Costs, Benefits, and Strategies. Reports the results of a large-scale study based on extensive financial and technical analyses of more than 150 green buildings in the United States and ten other countries. Using modeling techniques... 12/31/2008
Greening Our Schools: A State Legislator's Guide to Best Policy Practices. Provides guidance for state lawmakers who are developing policy solutions that improve the health, productivity, efficiency, and fiscal responsibility of schools in their state. The document is a... 12/31/2009
Greening the American Campus: Lessons from Campus Projects Useful green infrastructure frameworks are shared from case studies at Univerity of Washington-Takoma, University of Washington-Seattle, Wellesley, and SUNY's College of Environmental Science... 12/31/2011
Greening the Bottom Line: The Trend Toward Green Revolving Funds on Campus. Reports on a survey conducted about green revolving funds (GRFs) in higher education. Research for the report took place between November 2009 and January 2011 and includes data from 52 universities... 01/31/2011
Greening the Campus. The author asserts that green building design, while important, represents only one part of the sustainability equation, and suggests ways to coordinate campus efforts to green the institution, not... 12/31/2000
Greening the Ivory Tower. Relates actions taken by various higher education institutions that reduce the environmental impact of decisions and activities. Based on the experiences of Tufts CLEAN! program, each action is... 12/31/1997
Greening the Office. Reviews ways that campus business offices can save paper, consolidate office equipment, and recycle printer cartridges. Recycling tips for furnishings and supplies, as well as the advantages of... 06/30/2007
Greening-of-Dana Project [University of Michigan] The Greening of Dana was a $25 million dollar renovation that resulted in a building that makes a statement - a building where environmental principles are not only taught, but upheld and... 12/31/2005
Grounds Care Goes Green. Reviews groundskeeping equipment and operations choices that save energy and reduce pollution. 12/31/2007
Grow Your Green Campus Organically. Profiles the coordinated sustainability efforts at Michigan's Delta College. These grew out of the college's facilities department, and were aided by their joining the American College and... 04/30/2009
Guide to Climate Action Planning: Pathways to a Low-Carbon Campus. Cites factors that have compelled administrators to make their campuses part of the sustainability movement, including student activism, sustainability in professional associations, top-level... 12/31/2007

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