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High Performance Schools
Abstract: US EPA's Indoor Air Quality Design Tools for Schools defines High Performance Schools, explains the benefits and characteristics of high performance schools as well as financing these schools. The tools address design phases, controlling pollutants and sources as well as construction, commissioning, renovation and much more.
Source: US EPA's IAQ Design Tools for Schools
URL: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/schooldesign/highperformance.html

High-Performance School Buildings Resource and Strategy Guide: Beyond Green
Abstract: This nationally vetted and easy-to-read guidebook describes the characteristics and benefits of high-performance school buildings and details the process to help school planners ask the right questions of their design professionals to ensure the best school design possible. Written primarily for those who make decisions about the design and construction of K-12 schools, the 96-page Guide is useful for community leaders, parents, teachers, architects and engineers, and anyone else advocating for school buildings that are cost-effective, sustainable, and healthy and productive for students, teachers, and staff. The third edition includes an introductory foreword; a special focus about accessibility in K-12 schools; a Beyond Green case study of Radnor Middle School, Wayne, Pa.; and seven key project objectives—cost effectiveness, accessibility, productivity and health, historic preservation, safety and security, functionality and aesthetics. Publisher: Sustainable Buildings Industry Council, Washington, D.C. Author: Deanne Evans, FAIA. Price: $55 (U.S.).
Source: Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
URL: http://www.sbicouncil.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlen
br=115

Life Cycle Assessment Definitions
Abstract: Definitions of terms related to life cycle assessment.
Source: American Center for Life Cycle Assessment
URL: http://www.lcacenter.org/LCA/LCA-definitions.html

Life Cycle Assessment Principles and Practice [PDF]
Abstract: The focus of this report is to present research on methods and their cost-effectiveness for prevention and control of pollution to air, land, water, and subsurface resources; protection of water quality in public water systems; remediation of contaminated sites, sediments and ground water; prevention and control of indoor air pollution; and restoration of ecosystems.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ORD/NRMRL/lcaccess/pdfs/600r06060.pdf

National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities (NCEF)
Abstract: Created in 1997 by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities (NCEF) provides information on planning, designing, funding, building, improving, and maintaining safe, healthy, high performance schools. The NCEF site provides extensive resource lists on various topics, which are grouped into the following broad categories: Preplanning, Planning, Design, School Spaces, School Grounds, Case Studies, Safe Schools, Healthy Schools, High Performance Schools, Technology, Materials & Equipment, School Construction, Financing, Building & Operating Costs, and Maintenance & Operations.
Source: National Institute of Building Sciences
URL: http://www.edfacilities.org/

Product Life-Cycle Analysis : Environmental Activities for the Classroom [PDF]
Abstract: Written by Laurie Case, this Illinois Waste Management and Research Center classroom activity guide is designed for grades 7-12, and describes what a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) is and its three basic components. Also included is an activity in which students perform a LCA for a tennis shoe. (PDF format; Length: 4 pages)
Source: Illinois Waste Management and Research Center
URL: http://www.wmrc.uiuc.edu/main_sections/info_services/library
_docs/TN/99-031.pdf

 


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