Schools

Image: Studio 804. License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Schools can be a great testing ground for pushing new boundaries.

Typically lacking in intensive energy loads, and operating on a short calendar, they are relatively approachable candidates for net-zero-energy goals.

School officials and parents alike may also be receptive to upgrades associated with less-toxic materials or better indoor air quality for the sake of the young minds that will spend so much time there. For these reasons and more, school projects sometimes provide the best case studies for what’s on the horizon for other building types.

Schools

Deep Dives

Get up to speed on complex topics. You can also earn CEUs and download PDF Spotlight Reports.


Quick Takes

Jump straight to the essentials with these short explanations of green building concepts.


Product Guidance

Unbiased information from our product experts helps you separate green from greenwash.


In The News

We break news down to the essentials and provide expert analysis.


Perspective

Thought-provoking opinions from the most trusted minds in sustainability.


Learning Resources

A wide range of education options, with automatic reporting for AIA and GBCI.


Just For Fun

Something weird happens every April at BuildingGreen...


  • Check if your spelling is correct, or try removing filters.
  • Remove quotes around phrases to match each word individually: "blue drop" will match less than blue drop.
  • You can require or exclude terms using + and -: big +blue drop will require a match on blue while big blue -drop will exclude results that contain drop.