Get the comprehensive guide to the sustainable design of schools.
Co-Authored with Lisa Gelfand
The elementary and secondary school buildings and campuses built today are the schools of the future. Sustainable School Architecture is a guide to the planning, architecture, and design of schools that are healthy, stimulating, and will conserve energy and resources. Written with the needs of architects, construction professionals, educators, and school administration in mind, the book provides a road map for sustainable planning, design, construction, and operations.
By its very nature, a school is often the centerpiece of its community and, therefore, well positioned to take the lead in influencing environmental awareness. Building on this point, Sustainable School Architecture shows how eco-friendly practices for school construction can create an environment that young students will emulate and carry into the world. Written by experts on sustainable school design, this book:
- Focuses on the links between best sustainable practices and the specific needs of educational institutions.
- Has nineteen international case studies of the best contemporary sustainable schools located in urban, suburban, and rural communities in temperate, tropical, and extreme climate zones.
- Contains valuable information on the California Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.
- Serves as a resource for incremental modernization and operation strategies as well as comprehensive transformation.
- Offers tips on running an integrated, community-based design process with support information on the materials and systems of the sustainable school.
- Includes contributions by experts on approaches to the sites, systems, maintenance, and operation of sustainable schools.
With a practical overview of how sustainability can be achieved in new and existing schools, and how to maintain this momentum in the years ahead, this important book provides architects with detailed guidance for designing healthier learning environments to help usher in a more promising future.
"Sustainable School Architecture: Design for Elementary and Secondary Schools" is an important book. An important book for not just architects of schools, but for all architects and those interested in the sustainable issues our country is now confronting."
"This book is superb - it is filled with actual schools, specific examples, that exemplify all the ideas that the authors describe in the text. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in finding out more about how the issue of sustainability can drive the future of school architecture and, in turn, the learning environment that such architecture fosters."
CHAPTER 1 AN INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE SCHOOLS
Need for Sustainable Buildings
Benefits of Sustainable Schools
Elements of Sustainable Schools
Putting It All Together
CHAPTER 2 PLANNING STRATEGIES
Selecting the Team
Funding the Sustainable School
CHAPTER 3 DESIGN STRATEGIES
Unique K–12 Considerations
CHAPTER 4 DAYLIGHTING
Benefits of Daylighting
Site Design and Daylighting
Daylighting Light Requirements
Building Design for Daylighting
Specifics of Opening Design
CHAPTER 5 BUILDING STRUCTURE AND ENVELOPE
Initial Considerations in Wall Design
Alternative Wall Construction Methods
Water and Moisture Control
CHAPTER 6 HEATING, VENTILATING, COOLING, AND PLUMBING
Design for Natural Ventilation
CHAPTER 7 LANDSCAPING AND SITE DESIGN
The Third Teacher—Guest Essay, Susan Herrington
Water-Efficient Irrigation Systems
Miscellaneous Site Uses
Planting the Play Environment
Integrating Sustainable Practices
CHAPTER 8 FINISHES, EQUIPMENT, AND FURNISHINGS
Paints and Coatings
Casework and Furnishings
Computers and Offi ce Equipment
CHAPTER 9 COST AND BIDDING PROCESS
Alternative Project Delivery Methods
CHAPTER 10 CONSTRUCTION
Sustainable Job-Site Operations
Construction and Demolition Waste Management
Indoor Air Quality Protection during Construction
Deconstruction versus Demolition
CHAPTER 11 OPERATIONS
Sustainable Schools—Guest Essay, Virginia Waik and Rosanna Lerma
School Facilities as Vehicles for Learning
CHAPTER 12 MAINTENANCE
The Last Word
CHAPTER 13 A LOOK INTO A FUTURE FOR EDUCATION
School and Community Interface
New Models of Sustainability