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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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Classroom Lighting Knowhow
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Suggestions for designing rooms and lighting to optimize learning. General classroom and computer room layouts, as well as corridor layouts and lighting fixture specifications are provided.
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Daylighting and Productivity Report
Type: Article/Report - Web site
Summary: In October 2003, the Heschong Mahone Group completed a suite of major human performance studies on behalf of the California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program. These included: a study of how skylighting effects the sales at a se...
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Daylighting in Schools
Type: Article/Report - Research
Summary: Coldham Architects conducted an extenside design study to determine the most cost effective daylighting design study to determine the most cost effective daylighting strategies for school classrooms. The report provides reasons, design strategy, and results.
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Daylit Schools
Type: Article/Report - Web site
Summary: Results of several case studies shows the relationship of daylighting to student performance and energy efficiency.
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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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Lighting Upgrades: A Guide for Facility Managers, 2nd edition
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: This is a review of Damon Wood's book Lighting Upgrades; A Guide for Facility Managers.
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Lowdown on Mercury in Fluorescent Lamps (The)
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: This fact sheet from INFORM, Inc. discusses how to tell if a lamp is “low-mercury,” the amount of mercury in a typical fluorescent lamp, EPA’s Toxic Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP), a comparison of TCLP compliant and non-TCLP lamps, and information on...
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Student Performance of Daylit Schools
Type: Article/Report
Summary: The conclusions of a research project on the impacts of full-spectrum light on student performance and health prompted Innovative Design to investigate the performance of students attending three daylit schools that were designed by Innovative Design. The 1992...
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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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