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Alliance to Save Energy
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Experiment - Web site
Summary: The Alliance to Save Energy promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security. Energy efficiency is the quickest, cheapest, cleanest way to extend our world's energy supplies. Educator reso...
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Back to School Environmental Checklist
Type: Article/Report - Checklist
Summary: A broad coalition of educational, environmental, health and civic organizations have just released a 2004 School Environmental Checklist today at media events across the country. The action checklist is designed to help parents, students and teachers identify...
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Benjamin Moore Paints MSDS
Type: Language Options - List - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Summary: This is a lengthy selection of house interior and exterior paints, industrial coatings and primers offered by Benjamin Moore Paints and their accompanying MSDSs.
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Building Green from Principle to Practice
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: The market for high-performance homes and workplaces is soaring. Explore this website to find out how building green can boost your bottom line. Get tips for streamlining design and construction. Learn which strategies deliver the biggest paybacks. And disc...
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Building Minds, Minding Buildings
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Rodent and roach infestation, mice droppings, mold that has caused mushrooms to grow, asbestos, extreme heat or cold in classrooms, severe overcrowding, and nonfunctional bathrooms are just some examples of the appalling physical conditions found in thousands...
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Cost Estimating, Estimating Software
Type: Web site
Summary: This company provides cost management, project control services and software for capital projects of all types to owners, designers and contractors.
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Creating Safe Learning Zones: Invisible Threats, Visible Actions
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: The Child Proofing Our Communities Campaign was established two years ago as part of a nationwide coalition of grassroots groups working on school-based environmental health issues. The campaign aims to connect local efforts across the country, raise awareness...
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DesignLights
Summary: The DesignLights Consortium is a collaboration of community-based and regional public service utility companies and organizations in the Northeast committed to raising awareness of the benefits of efficient lighting. Their mission "is to help buildiners, arch...
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Eco Schools: School and Community Participation in the Design, Construction and Stewardship of Green School Grounds
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Web site
Summary: This list of resources provides information about increasing participation on green school ground projects. Many schools successfully involve students, teachers, school administrators, community members, design professionals, and other interested individuals a...
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Ecological Design and Building Schools: Green Guide to Educational Opportunities in the United States and Canada
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary:

Non-fiction, reference

Authors, Sandra Leibowitz Earley ISBN 0-9766054-1-4

The only directory of its kind, this comprehensive, illustrated guide features an annotated listing of schools and educational centers offering programs...

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Education for Sustainability
Type: Article/Report - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This 58-page PDF guides the thought process through the integration of environmental responsibility into curricula. It serves as a guide for UNSW faculty (University of New South Wales, Australia).
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Environmental Compliance and Best Management Practices Guidance Manual for K-12 Schools
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: This user-friendly manual is organized into typical school departments (administration, academic, facilities operation and maintenance, grounds, custodial, transportation, nursing and printing. Within each “unit” are the various programs. Within facilities ope...
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Financial Case for Cleaning
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Oddly reduction of cleaning costs may actually decrease occupant productivity. Productivity (employee and students) can drop with poor air quality that results from cleaning (and lack of). This is a three-page report that raises some interesting questions.
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Green Building Rating System for Existing Buildings
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Sustainabile Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy, and Operations/Maintenance and Upgrades are all considered when qualifying an existing building for LEED certification. This 122-page pdf provides guidelines...
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Green Communities Online
Type: Web site
Summary: Green Communities is a five-year, $555 million initiative to build more than 8,500 environmentally healthy homes for low-income families. Created by Enterprise in partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council, Green Communities seeks to transform the...
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Green Flag Program
Type: Case Study - Checklist
Summary: The Green Flag Program is a project of the Child Proofing our Communities Campaign coordinated by the Center for Health, Environment and Justice. They offer a start up kit to help school communities learn about the program and its materials describe how to fo...
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Green Schools Checklist: Environmental Actions for Schools to Consider (PDF)
Type: Checklist
Summary: This checklist offers tips and resources to help schools identify opportunities to “green” their buildings and operations, ranging from the solid waste they generate, to the indoor environment they provide, to the energy and supplies they consume. Emphasis has...
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Greening Schools Presentation (Brief)
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Introductory presentation for Safe Chemicals in Education workshops and for the need to remove hazardous materials from schools.
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Healthy Schools
Type: Web site
Summary: Founded in 1995, Healthy Schools Network, Inc. (HSN) is a national not for profit organization, centered on children's environmental health, and dedicated to assuring every child and school employee an environmentally safe and healthy school through: research,...
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High Performance School Buildings Information and Training Center
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: This site offers basic information to anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of high-performance school design. Includes take-home presentations and other resources.High-Performance School Buildings: WHAT THEY ARE...WHY THEY'RE VALUABLE...AND HOW YOU...
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Historic Neighborhood Schools Issues and Initiatives
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - School Projects - Web site
Summary: Resources for entering the discussions of preserving historic neighborhood schools are provided and these links include a publication, Why Johnny Can't Walk to School: Historic Neighborhood Schools in the Age of Sprawl, Smart Growth Schools Fact Sheet and Powe...
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HVAC for Schools
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: Administrators are provided guidelines for purchasing HVAC systems for schools and their unique requirements while staying within the budget. The contents includes discussions on materials, interoperable controls, regrigerants, access, services, costs, zoned...
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IESNA, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
Type: Classroom Lessons - Web site
Summary: IESNA us a technical authority on illumination. IESNA is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and the improvement of the lighted environment. THey provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. They also provide educational opportunities and...
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Illinois Resource Guide for Healthy, High-Performing School Buildings
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: This 96 page document (pdf) contains section on defining healthy, high performing school buildings, assessing needs and establishing a planning team; design elements of a healthy, high performing school building, and operations-maintenance-education considerat...
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Learning By Design 2005 Projects
Type: Article/Report - Case Study
Summary: Lists of school rrenovation, restoration and addition projects from around the country that embrace various techniques for high performance and energy efficiency.
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LEED for Schools
Type: Web site
Summary: The LEED for Schools Rating System recognizes the unique nature of the design and construction of K-12 schools. Based on LEED for New Construction, it addresses issues such as classroom acoustics, master planning, mold prevention and more. LEED for Schools is...
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LEED Rating System and Certification
Type: Checklist - List - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: "The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System® is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. Members of the U.S. Green Building Council representing all segmen...
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Menu of ENERGY STAR Offerings for K-12 Education
Type: Checklist - List - Web site
Summary: Based upon your specific topic of interest (benchmarking and tracking, building upgrades, financing, purchasing, outreach, training, etc) this chart guides administrators through the selection and planning process for energy improvements.The tools they offer f...
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National Association of Realtors
Type: Article/Report - Web site
Summary: The winter issue of NAR (National Association of Realtors) addresses schools (schools and smart growth, of sprawl schools and small schools, ABC's of smart growth spell out the community visin, high performance schools, downtown schools and more). It reflects...
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Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)
Type: Checklist - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) is one of the nation’s leading regional education and advocacy associations that aims to accelerate the deployment and use of renewable energy, green buildings, and energy efficiency. NESEA produces major ev...
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Older and historic schools are increasingly being recognized for their value
Type: Article/Report - Case Study
Summary: Across the nation, we are finally investing in school facilities to support high-quality education, and it is long overdue. But too often, this has meant unnecessarily abandoning and demolishing older and historic schools. Now, through an extraordinary partner...
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Poisoned Schools, Invisible Threats, Visible Actions
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This 83-page report is a joint effort of organizations of the Child Proofing Our Communities Poisoned School Campaign. It identifies existing conditions (2001), harms created by improper school siting, pesticides and lack of information. It provides early eff...
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Public Schools: A Toolkit for Realtors
Type: Fact sheet - Glossary - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: Schools are important factors in communities quality of life, according to The National Association of Realtors (NAR). NAR has prepared a Public Schools Toolkit that helps realtors understand concerns and place themselves in positions to influence the debate...
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Redux Designs That Reuse, Recycle, and Reveal
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Redux Designs That Reuse, Recycle, and Reveal Book Cover Non-Fiction: Architecture, Environmental Aspects, Domestic

Author: Jennifer Roberts ISBN: 1-58685-701-0 This des...

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Renaissance of the American School Building
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Published by the Environmental Resource Council, this non-technical reader focuses on how school buildings, health and environment are entwined. The author provides a road map to consider when making decisions that are related to indoor air quality and other h...
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Renovation vs Replacement and the Role of a Feasibility Study
Type: Article/Report - Checklist
Summary: This feasibility study offers a guideline for determining pros and cons for discussions on renovation vs replacement issues and existing schools vs new schools.
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Restrooms Go Green
Type: Article/Report
Summary: A variety of water conserving options and plumbing products enhance Chicago's Social Security Center, and educational facilities like Washington's Islandwood, Michigan's Bunker Interpretive Center and California State Northridge's Student Union.
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SBIC
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - Fact sheet - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: SBIC's mission is "to advance the design, affordability, energy performance, and environmental soundness of residential, institutional, and commercial buildings nationwide." This website and non-profit organization is dedicated to teaching and advocating for...
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School Operations and Maintenance: Best Practices for Controlling Energy Costs
Type: Case Study - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Prepared by Princeton Energy Resource International, HPowell Energy Associates and the Alliance to Save Energy, this guidebook is designed for K-12 school system business officials and facilities managers. It is designed to meet the specific needs of school...
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School Planning & Management
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Web site
Summary: Search the archives for topics on green schools. An initial search for "green schools" uncovered 27 articles including "Energy Class: Antioch Community High School (Illinois) is making its own electricity, heating its own water and even selling electricity t...
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Selecting Energy Efficient Windows in Illinois
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: This 4-page fact sheet provides informnation on benefits, properties, energy comparisions and consumer information. Visit http://www.efficientwindows.org/factsheets.cfm instead of the Illinois site to obtain fact sheets for other states.
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Simple Strategies
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Sustainable design is integral to the success of any new science building. Lessons learned from the United States Green Building Council's LEED program, the Environmental Protection Agency's Labs 21 program and other regional, national and global sustainable-d...
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Survey: 70% of Building Execs Say Green Schools Enhance Student Performance
Summary: Executives who work on green school projects report that in their opinion (per survey) their efforts are better for attracting and retaining teachers and reducing absenteeism as well as enhancing student performance.
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Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC)
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: SBIC has developed a High Performance Schools Buildings campaign, produced a new Build Better Buildings brochure that presents high-performance buildings as solutions to a variety of challenges, has established criteria and guidelines for green building design...
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Taking School Design to Students
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Games and Activities - School Projects
Summary: What happens when the design process focuses on the students and their perspective?
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Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability
Type: Web site
Summary: "UMACS was established to address problems of sustanability on campuses by encouraging networking, information sharing, cooperative research, and by hosting regular meetings to bring together academic and operations people from a variety of campuses. This will...
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US Green Building Council
Type: Case Study - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: US Green Building Council is a coalition of building industry leaders who are working to promote environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy buildings for working in and for living is, as well as for learning. They provide workshops and training, reso...
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