TITLE

Why Building Green Schools Makes Sense

AUTHOR(S)
Cohen, Jo
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Principal;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p70
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the benefits of building green schools. When architects and engineers design a high performance school, they focus on good acoustics, lighting, thermal comfort, and indoor air quality, while reducing energy consumption. They also make sure that the building conserves water and is built with renewable or recycled materials. Many of these strategies can be applied to major renovation projects as well. There currently are a number of guidelines on how to build a new green building or renovate an existing one. The most commonly referenced guide is the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design program created by the U.S. Green Building Council.
ACCESSION #
16747212

 

Related Articles

  • INDOOR AIR QUALITY IN MULTI-STOREY APARTMENT BUILDINGS AFTER REFURBISHMENT. Zemītis, Jurģis; Borodiņecs, Anatolijs // Proceedings of the International Conference on Civil Engineering;2015, Vol. 5, p84 

    The paper presents a study on existing building stock energy consumption for the country of Latvia and researches the renovation potential of multi-storey apartment buildings and its influence on indoor air quality. The study analyses IAQ parameters and the energy consumption in renovated and...

  • EarthCraft House Renovation.  // Atlanta Building News eNewsletter;5/28/2013, p16 

    The article offers information on the EarthCraft Renovation program related to housing. It states that through this program homeowners can learn to improve performance, durability and indoor air quality of their homes. It highlights that the program will focus on construction techniques for...

  • EarthCraft Renovation Breakfast-n-Learn - December 4, 2014.  // Atlanta Building News eNewsletter;11/18/2014, p5 

    The article offers information on the EarthCraft Renovation Breakfast & Learn program focused on applying high-performance construction techniques to the renovation and remodeling projects. It mentions that the program helps in improving the energy efficiency, indoor air quality and durability...

  • $50M to improve school district facilities.  // Hudson Valley Business Journal;7/11/2005, Vol. 16 Issue 14, p12 

    This article reports that the Newburgh Enlarged City School District recently kicked-off the start of construction on the first phase of its 50 million dollars facilities improvement project. The district-wide facilities project was approved by district voters on February 15, 2005 and primarily...

  • 17 Federal Agencies Commit To High-Performance Buildings.  // ASHRAE Journal;Apr2006, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p8 

    The article presents the principles of 17 United States government agencies for high-performance and maintainability to the site selection, design and construction of new and replacement buildings. The agreement aims to use integrated design, reduce energy costs by 30%, protect and conserve...

  • El valor estratégico de aumentar las exigencias térmicas de los edificios cuando dejamos de ser ricos.  // Directivos Construcción;Jan2011, Issue 240, p30 

    No abstract available.

  • Acoustics in school building moves toward the head of the class.  // Architectural Record;Feb2009, Vol. 197 Issue 2, p109 

    The article discusses challenges that architects face when they are trying to design acoustical learning environments. The author profiles Mahlum Architects, which designed the Benjamin Franklin Elementary School. Efforts to utilize ideal acoustic design while ensuring that a building conserves...

  • Remodeling for Indoor Air Quality. Taddei, Dan // Qualified Remodeler;Feb2007, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p20 

    The article talks about the indoor air quality as the main priority of remodeling projects. According to the author, as they design remodeling projects for their clients, energy efficiency and comfort are high on their list of wants. He has stressed that in the process of tightening the...

  • Supporting visibility.  // American School & University;Feb2004, Vol. 76 Issue 6, p64 

    Deals with the decision of PDT Architects to use flexible lighting and controls from Lightolier during its renovation of the Lincoln School in Providence, Rhode Island. Challenge faced by the architect in renovating the school; Details of the lighting and controls used by PDT Architects.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics