Teaching Green Buildings: Five Theoretical Perspectives
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University of Missouri

This report draws on research to discuss 5 potential roles for Teaching Green Buidlings (TGBs): symbol, science museum, 3D textbook, call to action, and place.

Comprehensive Maintenance Plan
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Hartford Public Schools

Hartford's comp. plan is a tool to develop and improve the facilities maintenance program. The incuded analysis and conclusions serve as guidelines of priorities for capital improvement program.

Why Sustainability Makes Good Economic Sense
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Association of School Business Officials International

The desire to build schools that addressed indoor air quality and natural daylight evolved into national recognition for sustainability. Sustainability is more than socially responsible, it's the smart way to run a business.

Water Access Policy
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Boston Public Schools

Boston Public Schools new Water Access Policy is supporting healthy habits. The policy addresses improved access to water, institutes a transparent plan for ensuring ongoing assessment and reporting of water quality, and makes sure that all students in Boston have access to quality potable drinking water in accordance with state and federal law.

K-12 Cohort Call: Transportation Fleet Conversion
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Better Buildings Challenge: The US Dept. of Energy

This 2017 webinar covers fuel cell buses in the US, the Clean Cities Program's alternative school bus case studies, and VW Settlement funds.

Green Cleaning Policy
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Baltimore School District

Baltimore implemented a green cleaning policy to ensure clean, safe, and healthy environments for students, staff, and the community at large.

Guide to Improving School Employee Wellness
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National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

This guide provides a suggested process and resources for building or expanding an effective employee wellness initiative.

Sustainable Design Guidelines
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Poudre School District

Poudre School District created a comprehensive guide to going green. This 90-page plan applies to the construction of new facilities and the renovation of existing structures.

Sustainability Plan
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Adams 12 Five Star School District

Adams 12 Five Star Schools implemented a district-wide Sustainability plan to great success. Their policy is a model for schools looking to go green.

Scott County District Energy Management Plan
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Scott County School District

Scott County Schools collaborated to reduce energy consumption in school buildings, classrooms, equipment, and vehicles. The plan covers temperature, building resource management, lighting, space heaters, water conservation, and new construction.

Energy and Resource Procedure
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Hartford County Public School District

This document establishes specific criteria and requirements relating to energy use, conservation, and sustanability at all levels of district operations.

Energy and Resource Conservation Policy
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Hartford County Public School District

Hartford County's policy memo outlines its commitment to reduce energy consmption and use alternate funding sources to leverage the power of renewable strategies.

Hudson Administrative Guidelines
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Hudson City School District

Hudson City School District created an administrative guide to energy conservation. These guidelines cover building management, HVAC, lighting and water usage. Schools interested in going green should consult Hudson's guidelines as a model policy.

Campus Sustainability Hub
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AASHE

The Campus Sustainability Hub is a one-stop shop for AASHE members to acces toolkits and resources about sustainability in higher education (from academics to operations to governance).

Sustainability Guidelines
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Baltimore City Schools

The Baltimore City Schools sustainability plan identifies the 6 key areas that City Schools will focus on in the coming years. The plan is tied to the district’s blueprint for success and is an important part of making our schools engaging, exciting, and healthy places to teach and learn.

Sustainability Policy
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Baltimore City Schools

The Baltimore City Schools sustainability plan identifies the 6 key areas that City Schools will focus on in the coming years. The plan is tied to the district’s blueprint for success and is an important part of making our schools engaging, exciting, and healthy places to teach and learn.

Sustainability Plan
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Baltimore City Schools

The Baltimore City Schools sustainability plan identifies the 6 key areas that City Schools will focus on in the coming years. The plan is tied to the district’s blueprint for success and is an important part of making our schools engaging, exciting, and healthy places to teach and learn.

Better Buildings: Back to School Initiaive
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U.S. Department of Energy

This webinar - hosted by experts from the DOE, USGBC, and Green Schools Alliance - instruct leaders in how to include energy efficiency in their back to school toolboxes.

Zero Energy Schools Resources
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New Buildings Institute

NBI hosts the annual Getting to Zero Forum. Their site highlights state policies and national programs working toward zero energy schools; districts pursuing zero energy and the strategies they use to achieve this task; feasibility studies, assessment strategies, and other technical looks at zero energy school design; and case studies of succesful zero energy school buildings.

Portfolio Manager
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Energy Star

You can't manage what you don't measure. The EPA created ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager - an online tool to measure and track energy and water consumption.

President Environmental Youth Award
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EPA

Your project - or one you are sponsoring - could be an award winner. Apply or encourage a student you know to apply for PEYA and see what a difference they can make for the environment with an award-winning project.

National Youth Science Camp
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National Youth Science Foundation

NYSCamp is a science education program for young STEM enthusiasts the summer after they graduate high school. Students from around the country (two are selected to represent each state and Washington, D.C.) are challenged academically in exciting lectures, hands-on studies, and an outdoor adventure program.

Collection of Climate and Energy Educational Resources
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CLEAN

CLEAN's collection of resources offers essential knowledge, instructional support, and links to relevant resources.

Electric Schoolbuses Start Up Resources
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VEIC

VEIC is helping schools across the country make the switch to electric transportation. Their website offers a number of resources to get you started. Materials are informed by successes and lessons learned from deploying buses at other schools.

Cultural-Shift
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Cultural-Shift

An architecture firm focused on "recreating the learning environment." Cultural-Shift offers environmental and furniture solutions as well as comprehensive school designs.

Modular Flooring 101
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Interface

Interface designs modular flooring: carpeting and tile. Their products are budget and environmentally friendly.

Natural Pod
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Natural Pod

Creator of long-lasting, sustainable furniture designed to foster creativity and innovation in learning environments of all ages.