GBlist: "Green" Schools Design

Tue, 18 Feb 1997 17:05:14 -0500

I don*t recall the original question re: designing *green* schools, but the following may be of interest.

A *Sustainable Building Technical Manual* (co-sponsored by Public Technology, Inc.; U.S. Green Building Council; U.S. Dept. of Energy; U.S. EPA) has recently been published. *The manual*s primary intent is to provide public and private building industry professionals with suggested practices across the full cycle of a building project, from site planning to building design, construction and operations.*

While the manual does not provide a *blueprint* for sustainable design--and as we*ve seen in discussions on this list, there isn*t *a* right way for many design decisions--it does walk one through the types of things to consider, and the questions to ask. (Presumably with the help of a professional.) Throughout the manual there are references to local governments, what they can do, and things they should think about. I think the material would be useful for folks planning a new school.

Has anyone seen this? If so, what do you think?

(I believe more info is available on the Green Building Council web site.)

Mike Rogers
USEPA Indoor Environments Division
202/233-9562 FAX

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