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Chicago GreenTech
Type: Case Study - Web site
Summary: A model for the nation. Chicago Green Tech is only the third building in the United States to be designed using the highest standards of green technology available. It is the only one of the three that is a renovation of an existing building and the only one a...
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Commercial Programs Energy Efficient Schools
Type: Article/Report - Database - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: A database of energy efficient schools can be accessed (filtered by state and type of project) and a collection of powerpoint presentations from CEE's energy-efficient school workshop in 2002 provide some unique resources. There is also a 4-page commercial bui...
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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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Energy Savers: A Consumer Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Type: Checklist - Fact sheet - List - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: Learn what energy efficiency programs are going on in your state, and follow short cuts to technology information on appliances, all aspects of solar, geothermal, hydropower and wind energy. Use interactive evaluation tools, animations, fact sheets and more a...
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Energy Savers: A consumer guide to energy efficiency Glossary
Type: Glossary
Summary: This is a glossary of vocabulary frequently used when planning and discussing energy efficient resources.
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Energy Smarts Team Training Manual
Type: Checklist - Classroom Materials - Glossary - Manual/Handbook
Summary: The Energy Smarts Team members are energy conscious students students who want to save energy at school AND at home. Students in a classroom and their teacher have formed an energy team, selected students to monitor their building eacy day, at recess, lunch o...
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Energy-Efficient Schools Policies and Opportunities
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Non-fiction

AuthorRewey, Christine and Brown, Matthew H.

ISBNnone

AbstractThis report provides a range of options for increasing the energy efficiency of public schools. Included are results from a 2002 survey that sought to disco...

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EnergySmart Schools
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: EnergySmart Schools (ESS) is an integral and active part of the Rebuild America program that is committed to building a nation of schools that are smart about every aspect of energy. This includes school bus transportation and energy efficient solutions, teach...
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Federal Energy Management Program
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: FEMP provides recommendations on efficient equipment, new construction and retrofits, energy efficient operations and how to manage your utilities. It offers links for conferences, events, and a portal to EERE (Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy) for cons...
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Glenbrook North High School Natatorium and Cafeteria Additions Northbrook, Illinios
Type: Case Study
Summary: The additions and remodeling at Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, Illinois, were driven by the need for a proper competition pool and the need for increased capacity in the cafeteria. While addressing the requirements of the more stringent codes and...
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Highland Middle School, Highland, Illinois
Type: Case Study
Summary: In addition to designing a school that was operationally more efficient and manages educational needs more successfully, the school also requested that the lighting improve allowing for a better learning environment. They included in the goals efficient opera...
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Hudson Valley Community College
Type: Case Study
Summary: This is a study of a lighting scheme for computer classrooms with different arrangements of computers. Lighting changes enabled instructors to minimize reflections and adjust according to visual needs. This flexibility also allowed decreased in energy use.Th...
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Marion County Public Schools Operates Successful Energy Management Program
Type: Article/Report - Case Study
Summary: This case study details the successful energy management program of Marion County Public Schools beginning with the program formation and identification of barriers. It presents the strategies designed to overcome the barriers as well as their energy manageme...
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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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Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Type: Web site
Summary: Program information includes Energy Star, Midwest Building Solutions, Illinois Lighting, Illinois Residential Market Analysis and Building Operator Certification.
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Midwest Renewable Energy Association
Type: Classroom Lessons - Web site
Summary: The Midwest Renewable Energy Association is a nonprofit network for sharing ideas, resources, and information with individuals, businesses, and communities to promote a sustainable future through renewable energy and energy efficiency. MREA offers an energy fa...
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National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities: Safe, Healthy, High Performance Schools
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Fact sheet - List - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: NCEF provides a general resource for all aspects of providing the high performance, safe, healthy schools. Resources include healthy school enviromenets, classroom design, high performance schools, and much more.
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Neff Elementary School
Type: Article/Report - Case Study
Summary: Geo thermal heating with a closed-loop system was selected in an effort to conserve energy and to provide flexibility with heating and cooling.
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Planning a Green Campus
Type: Article/Report - Case Study
Summary: St. Louis Community College offers lessons in sustainability by sharing their planning experiences. This includes site sustainability (including parking), water efficiency, energy and interior air quality, and materials.
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Rec and Effect, Student Driven Recreational Center Project Evolves into a Campus Showpiece
Type: Article/Report - Web site
Summary: Washington State University students contributed to the design of the college athletic facilities. WSU student government leaders researched options to accommodate health-conscious and environmentally conscious youth and students.
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Saint Catherine of Genoa School, Somerville, MA
Type: Case Study
Summary: Energy efficiency and light levels were concerns at this school built in 1927 and rebuilt in the 1940s. No major lighting renovations have been provided since the the 1940s. Original schoolhouse pendant fixtures remained in classrooms, offices and halls. Th...
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San Pasqual Elementary
Type: Case Study
Summary: San Diego Unified School District worked with HMC Architects to design an elementary school with windows that take advantage of daylight and valley breezes thus reducing reliance on mechanical cooling. In the landscape design drought tolerant landscaping capt...
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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 Districts Use Performance Contracts to Reduce Energy Costs and Upgrade Facilities
Type: Article/Report - Case Study
Summary: Small school districts in Idaho are financing capital improvements through energy performance contracts. By paying for improvements through future utility savings, these schools are improving learning environments without breaking their budgets. Several small...
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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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Science House at the Science Museum of Minnesota
Type: Case Study - Web site
Summary: Science House is not only a versatile program space but a true environmental experiment; because it is designed to operate as a zero-emissions building (ZEB). ZEBs produce all of their its energy needs on an annual basis.
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See It, Believe It, Build It -- With Confidence
Type: Case Study
Summary: The Marin Country Day School (a private k-8 school in Corte Madena, California) addressed poor lighting conditions. Working through the PG&E's daylighting initiative, the school and project architects developed a series of design options with clerestories or...
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Small Changes Equal Big Savings for Minnesota School District
Type: Article/Report - Case Study
Summary: The Rochester Public School District in Minnesota is saving thousands of dollars in annual energy expenses through no-cost and low-cost changes. The school system was one of four districts that assisted in the development of the Schools for Energy Efficiency (...
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Southeast Learning Center
Type: Case Study
Summary: Los Angeles Unified School District worked with the WLC architecture firm to embrace some neighborhood friendly concepts as well as energy efficient objectives. The district has provided bike lanes and racks,utilizes public transit but is within walking dista...
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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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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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Washington Intermediate School, Pekin, Illinois
Type: Case Study
Summary: What can you do with an historical school building when you don't want to or can't afford to rebuild? Washington Intermediate School in Pekin, Illinois and Phillips Swager Associates addressed this concern together. Through careful coordination between all p...
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Wilson Intermediate School, Pekin, Illinois
Type: Case Study
Summary: Phillips Swager Associates and the Wilson Intermediate School considered the school's team-oriented approach to education when making site plans and designs for the schools. Energy efficiency principles that evolved form the process include control of glare w...
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