Sustainable Design for Schools

Internet Resources

Whole-Building Approach to School Design

Best Practices Manuals, Volume I - Planning, Volume II - Design, Volume III - Criteria, and pending Volume IV - Operations and Maintenance
Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS), California

High Performance School Buildings Resource and Strategy Guide
Sustainable Building Industry Council (note: there is a fee for this resource)

Recommended Best Management Practices Promoting Energy Efficiency, Resource Conservation and Environmental Quality
City of Seattle and Seattle Public Works - Partnership for Resource-Efficient Schools

Sustainable Design Guidelines
Poudre School District (PSD), Colorado

Washington Sustainable Schools Protocol and the Draft Planning Workbook
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington State

Site Preservation

Salmon Friendly Seattle Design Charrette: Urban Schools

Healthy Schools Project (Including their report on "Safer Schools: Achieving a Healthy Learning Environment Through Integrated Pest Management")

P2Rx Topic Hub on Integrated Pest Management in Schools

City of Seattle - Natural Landscaping

Portland Native Plant Selection Guide

Building Enclosure

Energy Star Buildings

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network

Energy Smart Schools


Energy Ideas Clearinghouse

Resource Conservation


WaterWiser - The Water Efficiency Clearinghouse

City of Seattle Technical Assistance

Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development

Rocky Mountain Institute

Water Alliances for Voluntary Efficiency (WAVE) - US EPA
WAVE operated as a voluntary program from 1992 until recently. One of the remaining products is free water management software for educational institutions.


Building America Program - U.S. Department of Energy

Rebuild America Program - U.S. Department of Energy

Exemplary Buildings Program

EPA Energy Star Programs

Energy Star Buildings and Green Lights Program

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
ACEEE recently published the "Guide to Energy-Efficient Commercial Equipment" which provides practical, up to date information on how to reduce energy consumption, improve building systems performance and increase worker comfort and productivity. The Guide covers lighting, heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC), and motors, as well as other energy using equipment.

Energy Program - Washington State University

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

The Energy and Environmental Building Association (EEBA)

Lighting Design Lab (Seattle)

Betterbricks Daylighting Lab (Portland)>.

Guidelines: Tips for Daylighting

Environmental Energy Technologies Division

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy in Your State (including links to Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy, Solar Energy Research and Education Foundation, State Guides on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, and "Schools Going Solar".

Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC)

The Renewables Program at Washington State University

The American Solar Energy Society (ASES)

Alternative Energy Engineering Catalog and Design Guide

Solar and Wind Products Available through the EcoMall

Net Metering

Buying Green Power

Portland General Electric (PGE)

Benton County PUD (click on "Green Power")

Tacoma Power

Pacificorp Blue Sky Program

Alternative Fuels

Alternative Fuels for Fleets

Clean Cities Program

Oregon Office of Energy

Alternative Fuels Data Center


Location Efficient Mortgages

Transportation Connections

Washington Commute Trip Reduction

Tri-Met Programs for Employers (Portland area)

Environmental Defense Fund - Commuter Calculator

Benefits to Employers of Bicycle Commuting

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA)

Interior Quality

Air Quality

EPA's IAQ Page, Tools for Schools

Healthy Buildings and IAQ


Guidelines: Tips for Daylighting

Northwest Lighting Design Lab

Betterbricks Daylighting Lab (Portland)>.

Clearinghouses and Databases

Residential Energy Efficiency Database - Energy Efficient Housing Construction

Energy Ideas Clearinghouse

Energy Information Clearinghouse

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse - U.S. Department of Energy

Centre for the Analysis and Dissemination of Demonstrated Energy Technologies (CADDET) - Case Studies in Energy Efficiency


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