Category: Individual school case studies


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Schools of the 21st Century - Architectural Record Magazine

January 2018 - If there is any doubt that public schools are keeping up with research on the positive effects of good design on learning and emotional development, see the five following projects: they may be among the most adventurous in incorporating such ideas into their programs. Generous outdoor space, sustainable construction, and thoughtful interior environments are evident in each, whether confined to a tight city site or less urban locale.


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Sustainability as a Mechanism for School Engagement

(This story appeared in "Home Room" the offical blog of the U.S. Department of Education) - U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) is founded on the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) authority to identify and communicate practices that increase student and community engagement and, in doing so, also raise academic achievement. Annually, the Green Strides Tour shines a spotlight on the potential for sustainable schools practices to engage students, teachers, families, and community members.

The 2016 “Real-World Learning” Green Strides Tour put this commitment on display, as we toured schools, districts, and even a postsecondary Pennsylvania ED-GRS honoree, celebrating their achievements, and educating visitors on the many ways schools old and new, public and private; districts large and small; and colleges and universities can reduce environmental impact and costs, improve health and wellness, and teach by the most hands-on, engaging means possible.


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Wisconsin elementary school achieves LEED first

Lake Mills Elementary School in Lake Mills, Wis., has received LEED platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in recognition of its environmentally friendly design and construction, reports the website American School & University. The $18.7 million facility opened in 2014 and replaced the existing elementary in the Lake Mills district. The district worked with Eppstein Uhen Architects to create a sustainably designed facility with energy-efficient options. To reach the goal, the project took part in a beta test for the Green Building Council's new LEED v4 pilot program. As the first school to earn platinum under the new rating system, Lake Mills Elementary School can lay claim to be the greenest school in the nation.


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University of Manitoba ARTlab receives 2016 Governor General's Medal in Architecture

The ARTlab program consists of large spaces for the School of Art to complement the small studio spaces within the adjacent Taché Hall, a repurposed 1911 student residence. The volume of the ARTlab interlocks with Taché Hall, which reinforces the two buildings as an integrated arts facility and maximizes north daylight in the studio spaces. Facilitating a critical urban connection to the business school to the south, the north wing of the ARTlab is raised one storey above grade. The covered area below forms the entrance to the ARTlab and a generous covered outdoor space for school and gallery events.


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Stevens Library - Net Zero at Sacred Heart School

by Pauline Souza, AIA - For schools in drought-stricken areas, net zero energy and water strategies help future-proof against utility rate hikes. But, the price tag for net zero can be too high for school budgets. Fortunately, a library project at Sacred Heart School in northern California illustrates that it is possible to deliver a net zero energy building within a conventional budget while teaching kids about the value of conserving resources.

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These pages are a resource for students, parents, staff and neighbours who wish to make the buildings and yards in their school community sustainable, high-performance and "green". The site was originally created for members of the Runnymede Public School community in the west-end of Toronto, but has expanded. This blog is owned and maintained by Marshall Leslie (see You can also follow us on Twitter @greenschools_ca

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