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AE Stevenson High School, Illinois
Type: Article/Report - Case Study
Summary: A.E. Stevenson High School has been ranked as the top-ranked public high school in Illinois by Newsweek Magazine. To accommodate a projected enrollment of 4,500, the facility was expanded in September 2001 to include a new resource center, commons and a...
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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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Appleton School District
Type: Case Study
Summary: Three classrooms in the Richmond and Foster Elementary schools are lit using daylighting principles and serve as examples of what can be done with daylighting--at minimal ost. Teachers love the lighting in the new classrooms and the potential energy savings f...
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Ash Creek Intermediate School, Oregon
Type: Case Study
Summary: Energy efficiency is one of the building's many pluses. Through passive solar design and state-of-the-art daylighting and electronic controls, the school will use approximately 30 percent less energy than Oregon's energy code requires. Te design committee had...
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Ballston Spa High School, Ballston Spa, New York
Type: Case Study
Summary: Lighting systems for the high school cafeteria, library, and art rooms used indirect luminaires and a computerized energy management system that controlled lights on a schedule, while daylight allowed electric lights to be turned off. Evaluations and feedback...
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Building Energy Software Tools
Type: Database - Web site
Summary: This directory provides information on 317 building software tools for evaluation energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability in buildings. The energy tools listed in this directory include databases, spreadsheets, component and systems analyses, a...
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Building Types: Schools
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - Fact sheet - List - Web site
Summary: Links and a list of resources are provided for creating energy efficient schools. Included are case studies, available software, and design briefs. Each of these provide additional tools and resources for the purpose of desiging more efficient schools.
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Burnaby Mountain Secondary School, Burnaby, British Columbia
Type: Case Study
Summary: Geothermal system saves energy and budget while enhancing fish habitat. Energy strategies include a heat pump, t-8 florescents, high efficiency boilers, heat recovery chillers as well as natural landscaping and life-cycle assessment strategies and analysis of...
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Buy Green Power
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Included in this partnershp is the Guide to Purchasing Green Power. The Web site offers steps to green power purchasing, the types of green power products, considerations, purchasing scope, procurement methods and green power locators.
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Cahuenga New Elementary School
Type: Case Study
Summary: The team of Los Angeles Unified School District and Fields Devereaux Architects and Engineers have joined to design a large urban elementary school for over 800 students. The high performance features incorporated into the design include stormwater controls;...
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Cary Junior High School provides a lesson in excellence
Type: Case Study
Summary: Cary Junior High School is a new facility located on a former farm field. The building incorporates grades 7 and 8, with the student population broken down into smaller, more intimate groupings. On the way to designing this school the building was oriented t...
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Cathedral High School
Type: Case Study
Summary: Cathedral High School in Massachusetts was designed and built in the 1950s with commercial light designs typical of the 1950s. Through time a variety of lighting technologies were installed. As the need for energy efficiency increased the schools began to ep...
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Cesar Chavez Education Center
Type: Case Study
Summary: The Oakland Unified School District and VBN Architects have partnered to design an energy efficient school for approximately 600 elementary students. Energy efficient goals will feature natural ventilation; maximum use of daylighting planned for classrooms; re...
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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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CHPS (Collaborative for High Performance Schools)
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - Fact sheet - List - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: CHPS (the Collaborative for High Performance Schools) provides case studies, training, publications and resources. While CHPS focuses on California schools, their fact sheets and school planning kits are proven valuable for everyone exploring redesign or retr...
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Clackamas High School, Oregon
Type: Case Study
Summary: Clackamas High School was selected by the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) to serve as a national model for performance-based compensation and exceptional energy performance. They preserved a 6-acre wetlands,parking was designed for shared use with adjacent bui...
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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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Clean Energy-Environment Guide to Action
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: The Clean Energy-Environment Guide to Action identifies and describes 16 clean energy policies and strategies that states have used to meet their clean energy objectives. It describes how states are successfully expanding the role of clean energy in the U.S. e...
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Climate Change > What You Can Do > At School
Type: List
Summary: Students, educators and school administrators can all play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This site provides a directory of some education and action planning resources to help you.
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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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Compact Fluorescent Lamps
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Compact Fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are considered more energy efficient than standard fluorescent lamps. This fact sheet provides some solid basic understandings of CFLs.
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Dalles Middle School, The Dalles, Oregon
Summary: Ground-source heat pumps, daylighting, T-5 fluorescent lamps, occupancy sensors, natural ventilation, and more contribute to this school applying to become a LEED school.
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Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Glossary - Research - Web site
Summary: The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy. To access information, use the menu to the left or click on the maps...
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Daylight Savings
Type: Article/Report
Summary: How was Waltham High school preserved at a time when schools were being demolished to make way for "high-performance, energy efficient schools?"
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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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Decorative Holiday Lights
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Holiday
Summary: C7, C9, Miniature and Icicle Lights are compared. Avoid feeling like Scrooge and explore the options for lighting and decorating. Let students do the math on the costs of lighting for their homes.
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Do School Facilities Affect Academic Outcomes?
Type: Article/Report
Summary: From acoustics to temperature to air quality, this report addresses conditions of school facilities and how they affect academic objectives. A comprehensive, and linkable, list of resources follows the end of this 24-page pdf.
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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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Efficient Windows Collaborative Glossary
Type: Fact sheet - Glossary
Summary: This glossary of window terms is mostly non-technical.
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El Segundo High School
Type: Case Study
Summary: El Segundo High School is an urban school in the Los Angeles area. The design of the new school will incorporate recycled building material, low-emitting materials and outdoor water conservation as well as energy efficient design.
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Energy Audit: What's Up in the Environment
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Glossary - School Projects
Summary: What's Up in the Environment projects are intended primarily for middle school students, but can be modified. They begin with an extensive description of the project’s objectives, standards, time and materials needed, computer requirements, and lists of on-lin...
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Energy Design Guildelines for High Performance Schools, Cool and Dry Climates
Type: Case Study - Fact sheet - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This document presents recommended design elements in 10 sections each representing a key interrelated component of high performance school design. To effectively integrate energy-saving strategies, t hese options must be evaluated together from a whole-build...
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Energy Information Glossary
Type: Glossary
Summary: An advanced glossary for energy definitions.
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Energy Information Sheets
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Energy Information fact sheets (30 as of October 2004) on a broad range of energy topics are provided. Each sheet has links to additional sources. Topics include oil prices, petroleum consumption, renewable energy, natural gas reserves, degree days and more.
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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 Star for K-12 School Districts
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: This includes guidelines for energy management, tools to evaluate your school's energy performance, K-12 fact sheet on energy management, and more energy management resources that include financing, on-line training, and energy service providers for schools.
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Energy Star for K-12 School Districts
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Holiday - List - Web site
Summary: ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program(EPA and DOE) helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR provides tools and guidelines for energy management appropriate for school administrators; it pro...
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Energy-Efficient Lighting
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: The various types of lighting: incandescent, tungsten halogen, reflector lamps, fluorescent, cfl, and more are all briefly but clearly described in terms of benefits. This 8-page report helps administrators (as well as home owners) understand lighting enough...
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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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Environmental Virtual Campus
Type: Web site
Summary: Developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), this virtual campus uses an engaging, intuitive format to highlight potential environmental issues at nine campus areas, and provides compliance information and good management practices on a number...
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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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Focus on Energy
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Web site
Summary: Find energy efficiency answers for where you live or work, about product and services providers or tell your energy saving success story.
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Georgina Blach Intermediate School
Type: Case Study
Summary: Gelfand RNP Architects and the Los Altos School District designed an intermediate school that exceeds Title 24 requirements by at least 15%. It features School exceeds Title 24 requirements by at least 15%; resource efficient materials; adaptive reuse of exist...
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Getting Brighter at Dena Boer Elementary School: Daylighting an entire school -- within a standard construction budget
Type: Case Study
Summary: As part of PG&E's daylighting initiative, the Dena Boer Elementary School in Salida, California, is building daylit schools. Design concepts will incorporate deep overhangs, prismatic skylights (that provide balanced high-quality light) and skylight venting f...
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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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Goddard School, Northborough, Massachusetts
Type: Case Study
Summary: Goddard School is a franchise daycare and early childhoold institution. The original lighting called for 2 x 4 foot ceiling lights with 4 T-8 lamps. Glare and uneven lighting was a concern. The school states its aim is to provide a "warm, loving atmosphere...
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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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Guide to Purchasing Green Power
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: This 50-page PDF defines green power, presents benefits and costs of green power, identifies options for purchasing green power and the steps involved. It further discusses planning an on-site renewable generation project and additional resources.
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Guide to Purchasing Green Power
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: This 50-page PDF defines green power, presents benefits and costs of green power, identifies options for purchasing green power and the steps involved. It further discusses planning an on-site renewable generation project and additional resources.
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Harold G. Fearn Elementary, N. Aurora, Illinois
Type: Case Study
Summary: Daylight fills spaces in this 600-student elementary school thanks to innovative visions of designers. The school is able to operate with a reduced electrical lighting loal. Special glazing also supports passive security system.
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Harvard Elementary, Harvard, Massachusetts
Type: Case Study
Summary: Out-of-date lighting systems contributed to gloomy atmospheres on winter afternoons. Lighting levels were below recommended practices and glare issues prevailed. Mixes of lighting types and designs, color combinations and energy efficient lights contributed...
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Health and Safety Guide for K-12 Schools in Washington
Type: Checklist - List - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This guide's primary focus is to recommend good health and safety practices to help ensure safer schools in the state of Washington. It is not aimed at prevention intentional violence in schools. It shall jointly prepare a guide for use by department personn...
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Healthy Schools Campaign
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Fact sheet - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: The mission of the Healthy Schools Campaign is to advocate for policies and model programs that allow students and staff members to learn and work in a healthy school environment. To accomplish this goal HSC addresses environmental health and school nutrition/...
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Healthy SEAT
Type: Database
Summary: EPA has developed a unique software tool to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety and health issues. The new Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (Healthy SEAT) is designed to be customized and u...
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Healthy SEAT
Type: Database
Summary: EPA has developed a unique software tool to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety and health issues. The new Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (Healthy SEAT) is designed to be customized and u...
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Healthy SEAT
Type: Database
Summary: EPA has developed a unique software tool to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety and health issues. The new Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (Healthy SEAT) is designed to be customized and u...
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Healthy SEAT Download
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Checklist - Manual/Handbook - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Software, user's manual, checklist and guidebook and other information materials for using the Healthy SEAT assessment tools are available at this location.
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Helena Middle School Officials Get a Reality Check
Type: Article/Report - Case Study
Summary: Helena School District officials in Helena, Montana learned about building commissioning the hard way what can happen when expectations meet reality.
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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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High Tech High School
Type: Case Study
Summary: Los Angeles Unified School District's High Tech High Schools was designed to mirror leading-edge research center. Berliner & Associates Architecture firm worked with the district to create a school that maximized energy efficiency, material efficency and acou...
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Higher Energy Costs Need Not Dim Your Holiday Cheer
Type: Article/Report
Summary: The Alliance to Save Energy offers fun yet practical tips for an energy-efficient holiday season.
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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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Home Energy Audits
Type: Checklist - Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: A home energy audit is the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes, and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy-efficient. An audit will show you problems that may, when corrected, save you significant amounts of mo...
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Home Energy Saver: The first web-based do-it-yourself energy audit tool
Type: Checklist - Web site
Summary: This is a relatively user friendly process for conducting an energy audit. Begin with your zip code. Explore the drop down menus.
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How much energy is consumed by outdoor display lighting.
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Holiday - School Projects
Summary: What are the costs for outdoor lighting? This could be combined with lessons on energy efficiency and math.
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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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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 Clean Energy Community Foundation
Type: Web site
Summary: The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation invests in clean energy development and land preservation efforts, working with communities and citizens to improve environmental quality in Illinois. The Foundation supports programs and projects that will improv...
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Illinois Renewable Energy Association
Type: Web site
Summary: The Illinois Renewable Energy Association (IREA) supports sustainable energy development and provides hands-on opportunities for the Illinois public to learn about the benefits, potentials and uses of renewable energy and energy-efficiency for our homes, busin...
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Incandescent, fluorescent, halogen & compact fluorescent
Summary: This report helps clarify some of the questions surrounding lights.
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James Hart Middle School Addition, Homewood, Illinois
Type: Case Study
Summary: In an effort to reflect the desire of the school district to reshape the way it delivers education, there was concern about the varied ways in which children learn. While adjusting the flow and movement of students and teaching techniques, the designers adopt...
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Kohl Children's Museum
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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Lighting Retrofit Workbook: A Practical
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: As stated in the overview of the book, the "workbook is designed to maximize your lighting energy savings while maintaining, or in many cases, improving th elighting quality in your park." Many aspects of this book are applicable to schools and offices and th...
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Lockport Township High School Becomes an Energy Star School
Type: Case Study
Summary: In October, 1999, Lockport Township High School decided to control energy costs and made a moccitment to achieving a successful energy conservation plan. They began by performing an energy audit through their school. Over the past four-plus uears they have ma...
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Lockport Township High School, Illinois
Type: Case Study
Summary: The Lockport Township High School consists of two campuses. In October 1999, Lockport Township High School’s East Campus started an energy conservation program. A comprehensive energy conservation plan addressing electricity use was developed.
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Maplewood K-8 Co-op and Maplewood Center, Edmonds, Washington
Type: Case Study
Summary: Multiple sustainable elements were integrated into the design of the project from the very beginning. The result is a high performance building and site that blends into the context of the single-family neighborhood. Design features, such as multiple gabled ro...
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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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McKim Middle School, Kimbely, British Columbia
Summary: McKim Middle School's integrated design delivered a long-term energy reduction of 50 percent below the MNECB (Canada's national energy code) while maintaining first-cost controls.Green designs incorporated energy reductions, smaller footprints reduced impervio...
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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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Monticello High School, Illinois, Energy Efficiency, One Building at a Time
Summary: Monticello High School worked with Johnson Controls to identify out-of-date lighting concerns, inefficient temperature regulations and air quality. The facility installed upgrades as well as new equipment to imporve quality and efficiency throughout the build...
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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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Newport Coast Elementary School, Newport Beach, Showcase Project for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
Type: Case Study
Summary: The newest school in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District has adopted design concepts for energy efficiency and sustainability while serving as an educational vehicle for incorporation of energy-conservation features into designs. The design team, working...
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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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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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Promoting Green Purchasing Tools and Resources to Quantify the Benefits of Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
Type: Article/Report
Summary: US EPA's Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Program is pleased to announce the availability of a new document titled "Promoting Green Purchasing: Tools and Resources to Quantify the Benefits of Environmentally Preferable Purchasing."

This b...

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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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Recycle-Content Product Directory
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - Database - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: This content product directory lists thousands of recycled products and provides information on the companies that reprocess, manufacture and/or distribute these products. From the home page you can conduct a product search, business/company search, product t...
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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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Ridgeview Elementary School, Peoria, Illinois
Type: Case Study
Summary: Phillips Swager Associates worked with the design committee from Ridgeview Elementary School to create an "advanced facility for educating our next generation." Green principles incorporated in this process included combinations of glass and translucent panel...
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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 Building Energy Survey
Type: Checklist
Summary: Two-page PDF that provides an observational assessment of energy use in a school.
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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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Schools for Energy Efficiency (SEE)
Type: School Projects - Web site
Summary: In response to school district needs, Schools for Energy Efficiency™ (SEE) was created as a partnership designed to support schools with ideas and methods to reduce energy use and energy-related expenses. Focusing on low and no cost energy efficient strategies...
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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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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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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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Southern Illinois University Carbondale Promoting Energy Efficiency on Campus and in Community
Type: Case Study
Summary: Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s (SIUC) College of Engineering, a founding partner of Rebuild Carbondale, is helping reduce energy consumption throughout the university and surrounding community through financial incentive programs and energy-smart te...
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Stevenson High School S.D. 125 in Lincolnshire, IL
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Adlai Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois, has partnered with Johnson Controls Inc. in two phases of Performance Contracting. Funding was acquired based on performance-based energy & operational savings with less than a 10 year payback. High effici...
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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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Top-Ranked Schools Give Performance Contract Top Marks:Glenbrook High Schools
Type: Article/Report - Case Study
Summary: Phase I of the contract addressed the Glenbrook North Campus needs, while Phase II addressed the Glenbrook South campus requirements. Specific measures included a centralized, campus-wide building automation system (bas), retrofitting of numerous lighting fixt...
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Truckee Middle School
Type: Case Study
Summary: School exceeds Title 24 (2001) by 20%; geothermal ground source heat pump system to heat and cool building, central boiler; low VOC materials and finishes; materials with high recycled content (steel frame, fly ash content concrete, etc.); dedicated recycling...
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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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Whole Building Design Guide
Type: Case Study - Database - List - Web site
Summary: WBDG attempts to help create successful high-performance buildings. They apply integrated design approaches to the project during the planning and programming phases. They address HVAC system design and life-cycle performances as well as evaluating and selec...
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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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