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
www.chps.net
Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS), California

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

Recommended Best Management Practices Promoting Energy Efficiency, Resource Conservation and Environmental Quality
www.ci.seattle.wa.us/util/rescons/susbuild/docs/Resource.PDF
City of Seattle and Seattle Public Works - Partnership for Resource-Efficient Schools

Sustainable Design Guidelines
www.psd.k12.co.us/district/construction/Resources/sustainguidelines.pdf
Poudre School District (PSD), Colorado

Washington Sustainable Schools Protocol and the Draft Planning Workbook
www.k12.wa.us/SchFacilities/SustainableSchools.aspx
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington State

Site Preservation

Salmon Friendly Seattle Design Charrette: Urban Schools
www.ci.seattle.wa.us/util/charrette/schools.htm

Healthy Schools Project (Including their report on "Safer Schools: Achieving a Healthy Learning Environment Through Integrated Pest Management")
www.beyondpesticides.org/schools/

P2Rx Topic Hub on Integrated Pest Management in Schools
www.glrppr.org/hubs/toc.cfm?hub=507&subsec=7&nav=7

City of Seattle - Natural Landscaping
www.ci.seattle.wa.us/util/RESCONS/plantNaturally/default.htm

Portland Native Plant Selection Guide
www.portlandonline.com/bes/index.cfm?c=dcbec&a=eahdc

Building Enclosure

Energy Star Buildings
www.energystar.gov

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network
www.eren.doe.gov/EE/buildings.html

Energy Smart Schools
www.rebuild.gov/sectors/ess/index.asp?MktID=2

CADDET
www.caddet-ee.org/

Energy Ideas Clearinghouse
www.energyideas.org

Resource Conservation

Water

WaterWiser - The Water Efficiency Clearinghouse
www.waterwiser.org

City of Seattle Technical Assistance
www.ci.seattle.wa.us/util/RESCONS/default.htm

Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development
www.sustainable.doe.gov

Rocky Mountain Institute
www.rmi.org/sitepages/pid15.php

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.
www.epa.gov/owm/water-efficiency

Energy

Building America Program - U.S. Department of Energy
www.eren.doe.gov/buildings/building_america/

Rebuild America Program - U.S. Department of Energy
www.rebuild.gov

Exemplary Buildings Program
www.nrel.gov/buildings/highperformance/

EPA Energy Star Programs
www.energystar.gov

Energy Star Buildings and Green Lights Program
www.energystar.gov

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.
www.aceee.org/ogeece/ch1_index.htm

Energy Program - Washington State University
www.energy.wsu.edu

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
www.nwalliance.org/

The Energy and Environmental Building Association (EEBA)
www.eeba.org/

Lighting Design Lab (Seattle)
lightingdesignlab.com/index.html

Betterbricks Daylighting Lab (Portland)
www.betterbricks.com/default.aspx?pid=article&articleid=299&typeid=10&topicname=othernews&indextype=>.

Guidelines: Tips for Daylighting
windows.lbl.gov/pub/designguide/designguide.html

Environmental Energy Technologies Division
eetd.lbl.gov

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".
www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/renewable_energy/page.cfm?pageID=96

Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC)
www.sbicouncil.org

The Renewables Program at Washington State University
www.energy.wsu.edu/renewables/

The American Solar Energy Society (ASES)
www.ases.org

Alternative Energy Engineering Catalog and Design Guide
www.solar4power.com

Solar and Wind Products Available through the EcoMall
www.ecomall.com/biz/solarcat.htm

Net Metering
www.eere.energy.gov/state_energy/policy_content.cfm?policyid=26

Buying Green Power

Portland General Electric (PGE)
www.portlandgeneral.com/home/products/renewable_power/

Benton County PUD
www.bentonpud.org (click on "Green Power")

Tacoma Power
www.ci.tacoma.wa.us/Power/greenpower

Pacificorp Blue Sky Program
www.utahgreenpower.org/index.htm

Alternative Fuels

Alternative Fuels for Fleets
www.pprc.org/pubs/altfuels.cfm

Clean Cities Program
www.ccities.doe.gov/

Oregon Office of Energy
oregon.gov/ENERGY/TRANS/altfuels.shtml

Alternative Fuels Data Center
www.afdc.nrel.gov/

Transportation

Location Efficient Mortgages
www.locationefficiency.com

Transportation Connections
www.transconnect.org

Washington Commute Trip Reduction
www.wsdot.wa.gov/pubtran/CTR/

Tri-Met Programs for Employers (Portland area)
www.trimet.org/business.htm

Environmental Defense Fund - Commuter Calculator
www.environmentaldefense.org/system/templates/page/issue.cfm?subnav=18

Benefits to Employers of Bicycle Commuting
www.commutesolutions.com/letsride/bicycling.html

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA)
www.bta4bikes.org

Interior Quality

Air Quality

EPA's IAQ Page, Tools for Schools
www.epa.gov/iaq/schools/index.html

Healthy Buildings and IAQ
www.eere.energy.gov/femp/pdfs/29267-8.1.pdf

Daylighting

Guidelines: Tips for Daylighting
windows.lbl.gov/pub/designguide/designguide.html

Northwest Lighting Design Lab
lightingdesignlab.com/index.html

Betterbricks Daylighting Lab (Portland)
www.betterbricks.com/default.aspx?pid=article&articleid=299&typeid=10&topicname=othernews&indextype=>.

Clearinghouses and Databases

Residential Energy Efficiency Database - Energy Efficient Housing Construction
www.its-canada.com/reed/eehc/index.htm

Energy Ideas Clearinghouse
www.energyideas.org

Energy Information Clearinghouse
www.lgc.org/energy

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse - U.S. Department of Energy
www.eere.energy.gov

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

 

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