Architectural Record BE - Building Enclosure

Schools of the 21st Century: Creating Green Models that Engage Students & the Community

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Presented by Architectural Record, Sponsored by The Carpet and Rug Institute
Continuing Education

Learning Objectives - After this course, you should be able to:

  1. %IDetermine programmatic goals for the planning and design of sustainable K-12 public schools.
  2. %IDefine the parameters and procedures for achieving a USGBC LEED for Schools rating.
  3. %IIdentify the materials and methods necessary for the construction of safe, sustainable K-12 school buildings.
  4. %ILearn the value of engaging community interests through successful case studies.


Thanks to the recent launch of the USGBC Center for Green Schools in October 2010, as well as the unfortunate curbing of education funds, there has been a greater emphasis on developing effective models for sustainable, energy-saving public schools in districts around the country.  Learn how architects are achieving these goals through resourceful case studies that include both new construction and renovation/addition projects in urban and suburban contexts.  Issues of budget, design, materials, adaptive reuse, processes, neighborhood engagement, and attaining LEED for schools or the equivalent will all be addressed during the topical presentations.