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American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: The Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) is a large and active group of architects and allied professionals concerned with the quality and design of all types of educational, cultural, and recreational facilities.
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Architeacher
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: A uniquely interesting resource has recently been brought to my attention that focuses on saving the environment by recycling buildings for new uses and preserving existing buildings. Historic Preservation Education, Community Planning, Architecture and Aesth...
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Audubon Nature Center at Debs Park is Certified as Nation's Most Environmentally Friendly Building (January 2004)
Type: Case Study
Summary: This press release from Toyota identifies features and design components found in the Audubon Nature Center at Debs Park. Toyota partnered with the Los Angeles Audubon Center to assist in implementing sustainable design.
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Benjamin Olewine III Nature Center, Wildwood Lake Sanctuary, Pennsylvania
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study
Summary: Designed with environmental responsibility as a key criterion, the 12,000 square foot Benjamine Olewine III Nature Center at Wildwood Lake Sanctuary was added to the growing list of green buildings in central Pennsylvania in 1999. This report identifes site is...
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Camp Arroyo Environmental Education Center
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study
Summary: State-of-the-art sustainable design principles were integrated into the process from the initial demolition of an existing building. On-site demolition and recycling of the old foundations lead to energy efficient design complete with "solar energy for water a...
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Charting Our Progress
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Although limited in scope, a recent boom in green-roof construction demonstrates the pressing need for more. While Chicago and Washington, D.C., lead the way in planting green roofs, broad swaths of the country remain gray. Why the hesitation? In cities withou...
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Ecological Design and Building Schools: Green Guide to Educational Opportunities in the United States and Canada
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
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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Following the Sun to Greener Buildings
Grade Level: High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: The EHP Online lessons provide students lessons that are based upon actual articles. The EHP summary for this lesson is as follows "Students read the articles Growing Green Communities and identify green building techniques that have environmental and health...
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Geoexchange Design Tool Software
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Database - Web site
Summary: Lists of software for analyzing life cycles costs with their links and reviews are provided.
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Global Networking for Green Roofs
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Research - Web site - Workshops
Summary: Green Roofs have become a very important component of sustainable urban development within the last 30 years. Growing environmental awareness and the striking economical and ecological advantages are the driving forces for this great success. At present, Green...
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Goodwillie Environmental School, Ada, Michigan
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study
Summary: Goodwillie ES is a certified LEED school and has been developed to demonstrate sustainable practices. The LEED profile is available at http://www.usgbc.org/FileHandling/show_general_file.asp?DocumentID=391
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Green Building Technology at Hartley Nature Center, Duluth, Minnesota
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study - Fact sheet
Summary: "All buildings have an impact on the environment. They consume natural resources when constructed. Pollution is generated when building materials are manufactured. The building's energy use also causes environmental impacts. "Green building" means minimizing t...
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Green Exhibits
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Web site
Summary: Learn how the Children's Museum in Madison, WI, creates green exhibits for sustainable futures. Their concepts include how to begin, plan, develop, build, connect and dream.
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Green Roof Plants
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Case Study - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: Emory Knoll Farms is dedicated to sustainable design and has instituted several sustainable design features into its operation. For example, solar power pumps all the water used in the greenhouse and photovoltaic cells supply most of our electrical needs. Thei...
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Green Roof Plants: A Resource and Planting Guide
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Author Edmund C. Snodgrass and Lucie L. Snodgrass

ISBN 10:0-88192-787-2

Non-fiction, handbook This provides a practical, indispensable reference guide for anyone involved in developing a Green Roof garden. Anyone includes archite...

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Green Roof Research Program at Michigan State University
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Research - Web site
Summary: What is a green roof, what are the benefits, what is the research currently underway at Michigan State University along with photograps and other resources. There is even an example of a green roof on a doghouse and garden shed.
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Green Roofs (and Plant Suggestions)
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study - List - Web site
Summary: Bluestem Nursery provides valuable information on design of Green Roofs and plant selections for Green Roofs.
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Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Green Roofs for Healthy Cities’ mission is to increase the awareness of the economic, social, and environmental benefits of green roof infrastructure across North America and rapidly advance the development of the market for green roof products and services. A...
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Green School Gathers for Takeoff
Type: Article/Report - Case Study
Summary: When architects speak of "green" buildings these days, they seldom mean it literally. But for the elementary/ middle school in Lake Zurich, Illinois, Legat Architects, Inc. have justified both environmental and chromatic interpretations of the word.
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High Performance School Construction CHPS Video Series
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: These video segments were designed for California schools, but the video segments should prove beneficial for all schools considering new school construction.
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Historic Neighborhood Schools Issues and Initiatives
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
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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Historic Schools Day, If These Schools Could Talk
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: This is a lesson designed to help develop appreciation for historic buildings, architecture and historic value of neighborhoods and houses.
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Improving Academic Performance
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: How can changes in lighting improve academic performance? Guidelines, strategies, and recommendations are provided.
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Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation, and Health Symptoms in Schools: An Analysis of Existing Information
Type: Article/Report
Summary: A 22-page review of research that identified most commonly reported building related healthy symptoms involving schools; assembled, evaluatd, and summarized existing measurement data on ventilation, carbon dioxide concentrations and key indoor air pollutants m...
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Ins and Outs of Schools Facility Management
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Checklist
Summary:

Non-fiction

Authors, Tak Cheung Chan and Michael D. Richardson

ISBN 1-57886-191-8

These authors provide guidance to school administrators, school board members and community members as they begin the process of renovating th...

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Introduction to Green Roofing
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Web site
Summary: Green roofs, also called "vegetated roof covers," "living roofs," or "eco-roofs," are thin layers of living plants that are installed on top of conventional roofs. Properly designed, they are stable, living ecosystems that replicate many of the processes found...
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Kohl Children's Museum
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study
Summary: The Kohl Children's Museum supports good stewardship and has taken efforts to create an environmentally friendly, energy-efficient facility. They have submitted their building for Silver-level certification as a LEED building.
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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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Morris Arboretum Permeable Parking Lot
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study
Summary: The permeable parking lot at Morris Arboretum serves as an example for sustainable design in parking lots.
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National Best Practices Manual for Building High Performance Schools
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This 457-page pdf has chapters on Site Design, Daylighting and Windows, Energy-Efficient Building Shell,Lighting and Electrical Systems, Mechanical and Ventilation Systems, Renewable Energy Systems, Water Conservation, Recycling Systems and Waste Management,...
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Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Green Building. The
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study
Summary: "The planning for the new building focused on sustainable building practices, commonly called “green building.” Though the current building is substantially remodeled inside, as many parts as possible are reused in the new building. Demolition materials were s...
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New Building for connecting to nature at Shaker Lakes
Type: Case Study
Summary: "The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes recent $2 million building project remodeled and expanded the center to add classroom space, a long-needed elevator and a visitor experience area. The goal of the renovation was to follow the center's mission of conservation...
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Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study
Summary: The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago was the winner of the First Naitonal Green Roof Infrastructure Conference Award for a retrofitted intensive green roof. This 2,000 square foot roof is a savannah and meadow combination roofmeadow landscape.
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Planning a Sustainable Site, Philip Merrill Environmental Center, Chespeake Bay
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study
Summary: Learn how this award winning center proceeded. They provide information on planning a sustainable site, improving energy efficiency, conserving materials and resources, enhancing indoor environmental quality, conserving water, planning for the future and reco...
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Redux Designs That Reuse, Recycle, and Reveal
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
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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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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Shorebird Nature Center, Berkeley, CA
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study
Summary: The Shorebird Nature Center used straw bale construction and use of recycled and salvaged materials in the design of their nature center. They integrated passive solar design, built integrated photovoltaics and took advantage of a number of energy saving desig...
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Sidwell Friends School Facilities Planning Update
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Case Study
Summary: Sidwell Friends School in Washington DC plans to address deficiences in its facilities by renovating and adding to its exisiting buildings. They have actively sought community input. As part of their redesign they hope to make the school a leading example na...
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Sustainable Elements at IslandWood on Brainbridge Island, Puget Sound
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study
Summary: One of the newer nature centers within the community features many of the mewest design features in energy conservation, recycling, alternative energy, resource management. An outline of features for the center and for specific buildings is provided as well a...
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Sweet Sedum
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Green-roof technology now offers a host of options--from the humble patch of grass to sophisticated feats of structural engineering. This article provides a look at five different Green Roof projects.
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Sweetwater Creek Visitor's Center and Museum
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study
Summary: In 2003 plans were unveiled for the new Sweetwater Creek visitor's Center and Museum in Georgia. Features of the building will integrate LEED Certification. The Certification process has a detailed checklist that includes everything from site selection to r...
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The Green Roof Stormwater Management Tool
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This is a free community resource for stormwater management.
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Walking the Environmental Talk, Schlitz Audubon Nature Center's Green Building
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study
Summary: "Hailed as one of the most environmentally sensitive -- or sustainable -- buildings in the nation, the Center is striving for a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, to be determined later this...
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Westwood Nature Center Roofmeadow
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study
Summary: A flower carpet roofmeadow was installed on the Westwood Nature Center in Chagrin, Ohio, in 2002.
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