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:
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 SCHOOLSIntroduction
CHAPTER 2 PLANNING STRATEGIESIntroduction
CHAPTER 3 DESIGN STRATEGIESIntroduction
CHAPTER 4 DAYLIGHTINGIntroduction
CHAPTER 5 BUILDING STRUCTURE AND ENVELOPEIntroduction
CHAPTER 6 HEATING, VENTILATING, COOLING, AND PLUMBINGIntroduction
CHAPTER 7 LANDSCAPING AND SITE DESIGNThe Third Teacher—Guest Essay, Susan Herrington
CHAPTER 8 FINISHES, EQUIPMENT, AND FURNISHINGSIntroduction
CHAPTER 9 COST AND BIDDING PROCESSIntroduction
CHAPTER 10 CONSTRUCTIONIntroduction
CHAPTER 11 OPERATIONSSustainable Schools—Guest Essay, Virginia Waik and Rosanna Lerma
CHAPTER 12 MAINTENANCEPreventive Maintenance
CHAPTER 13 A LOOK INTO A FUTURE FOR EDUCATIONIntroduction
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