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Perspectives on Implementation and Effectiveness of School Green Cleaning Laws Download

This paper presents a summary of the state laws, analysis of national survey data, the research results concerning data and opinions on the effectiveness of the laws, and detailed analysis of the similarities and differences of the laws.

Powering Down: Behavior-Based Energy Conservation in K-12 Schools Download

"Powering Down: Behavior-Based Energy Conservation in K-12 Schools," follows the experiences of five public schools that have reduced electricity use by an astonishing 20 to 37 percent through behavior-based strategies alone. The paper, which was written with lead author Kate Crosby, looks to these schools as models for others and examines common strategies for every school to reduce its energy usage.

Earn continuing education hours by reading this report on [email protected].

2013 State of Our Schools report Download
Learning Gate Community School

Lutz, FL

Learning Gate Community School, certified LEED Platinum in June of 2010, consists of three structures connected by covered walkways amounting to 7,840 square feet. The school boasts project student ambassadors, a nature-based curriculum and building monitoring of energy use, VOC output, humidity levels, and water consumption.

Thurgood Marshall Elementary School

Philadelphia, PA
LEED Certified

Edy Ridge E.S. & Laurel Ridge M.S.

Sherwood, OR
LEED Gold

Adlai E Stevenson High School

Lincolnshire, IL
LEED Gold

Overview: How to Green Existing Schools

Listen to the web training (7 minutes)
Download the How to Green Existing Schools Companion Guide

This module provides an overview of comprehensive sustainability planning for a school or school district.

Contributor: Tim Cole of Virginia Beach City Schools.

Water Management

Listen to the web training (7 minutes and 30 seconds)
Download the Water Management Companion Guide

This module will help you to begin planning a water management program for your school or school district.

Contributors: Nikolai Kaestner of San Francisco Unified School District and Jeff Haberstroh of Boerne Independent School District

Materials and Sustainable Purchasing

Listen to the web training (6 minutes and 30 seconds)
Download the Materials and Sustainable Purchasing Companion Guide

This module will help you to begin planning a materials and sustainable purchasing program for your school or school district.

Contributors: Carol Stroup of Hillsboro School District and Nancy Bond and Elaine Hoyt of Portland Public Schools

Green Cleaning

Listen to the web training (7 minutes and 30 seconds)
Download the Green Cleaning Companion Guide

This module will help you to begin planning a green cleaning program for your school or school district.

Contributors: Dianne Jones of Montgomery County Public Schools, Carol Stroup of Hillsboro School District and Nikolai Kaestner of San Francisco Unified School District

Energy Management

Listen to the web training (8 minutes)
Download the Energy Management Companion Guide

This module will help you to begin planning an energy management program for your school or school district.

Contributors: Les Pace of Tulsa Public Schools, Zane Foraker of Knox County Schools and Kimberly Wright and Victoria Brunn of Manteca Unified School District

Tools to Green Existing Schools

View Tools to Green Existing Schools (8 minutes and 30 seconds)

This module identifies and explains free tools to assist in greening schools, including ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, the Green Existing Schools Toolkit, and the LEED certification process.

Contributor: Suzanne Hearther, consultant with Pasco County Schools

Transportation

Listen to the web training (8 minutes)
Download the Transportation Companion Guide

This module will help you to begin planning a green transportation management program for your school or school district.

Contributor: Vickie Jacobsen, parent at Washington Elementary in Evanston, Illinois

Indoor Environmental Quality

Listen to the web training (9 minutes)
Download the Indoor Environmental Quality Companion Guide

This module will help you begin planning a program to promote indoor environmental quality at your school or school district.

Contributors: Brian Kasher of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Tiffany Delcour of the Recovery School District of Louisiana

Recycling and Waste Management

Listen to the web training (9 minutes)
Download the Recycling and Waste Management Companion Guide

This module will help you begin planning a waste management program that reduces the amount of trash generated at your school or school district.

Contributors: Suzanne Hearther, consultant with Pasco County Schools and Carol Stroup of Hillsboro School District

Groundskeeping

Listen to the web training (6 minutes)
Download the Groundskeeping Companion Guide

The focus of this training module is to outline a process for developing and implementing an effective green groundskeeping program at your school or school district.

The Whole-School Sustainability Framework Download

The Whole School Sustainability Framework was produced through years of research by the Institute for the Built Environment at Colorado State University and was produced and published by the Center for Green Schools. It Illustrates how every school can establish the conditions necessary to support their journey toward sustainability. The framework is organized into three components of schools—organizational culture, physical place, and educational program—and is supported by literature and case studies from social science, business, education, and building sciences.

Earn continuing education hours by reading this report on [email protected].

The Green Schools Investment Guide for Healthy, Efficient and Inspiring Learning Spaces Download

The Green Schools Investment Guide for Healthy, Efficient and Inspiring Learning Spaces is a free downloadable resource for K-12 schools and communities that demonstrates how schools can implement healthy and resource-efficient building improvements. The guide is the first product of a joint initiative of Architecture for Humanity and the Center for Green Schools.

Earn continuing education hours by reading this guide on [email protected].

Local Leaders in Sustainability: Special Report from Sundance, A National Action Plan for Greening America's Schools Download

Outlines a national action plan that mayors and local leaders can use as a framework to develop and implement green schools initiatives. The report also provides a comprehensive review of the benefits of green schools; a summary of local, state and federal policy solutions; leadership profiles of green school advocates; and case studies from both large cities and small communities. Together, these resources serve as a roadmap on the journey to green schools.

Greening Our Schools: A State Legislator's Guide to Best Policy Practices Download

A toolkit and comprehensive guide for state lawmakers who are developing policy solutions that improve the health, productivity, efficiency, and fiscal responsibility of schools in their state.

Earn continuing education hours by reading this guide on [email protected].

Paid-From-Savings Guide to Green Existing Buildings Download

The Paid-From-Savings Guide to Green Existing Buildings is a guide to help building facilities managers and energy service companies (ESCOs) leverage utility cost savings to fund comprehensive green building retrofits. The resource provides detailed information on how to aggregate green improvement measures to optimize project economics and achieve LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance certification.

Understanding and Applying for Green Ribbon Schools Powerpoint Download
The Impact of School Buildings on Student Health and Performance Download

Jointly released with McGraw Hill Foundation, this paper is an accessible account of current research connecting school buildings with student health and performance. It also includes a summary of research needed and how individual groups (teachers and students, design professionals, government agencies, etc.) can help in the effort to draw connections between where students learn and their well being. Anyone who needs clear, defensible research to support the need for better, healthier classrooms will find the summary of research into how students breathe, see, hear, move and learn useful.

Earn continuing education hours by reading this research paper on [email protected].

Managing Organizational Sustainability Download

The first in a series of research publications about sustainability professionals, this report was released with McGraw Hill Global Financial Institute and reaches well beyond the world of schools and colleges. The paper examines how the community of sustainability professionals can begin to make a stronger case for the profession and its impact on organizations across sectors.

Managing Sustainability in School Districts Download

The second in a series of research publications about sustainability professionals, this report summarizes the role and expectations for sustainability directors in K-12 school districts. Drawing from extensive surveys and interviews with the Center for Green Schools’ network of sustainability professionals, the research concludes with important lessons for those managing and performing in this role.

Perspectives on State Legislation Concerning Lead Testing in School Drinking Water Download
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