The Center for Green Schools
The Center for Green Schools was established to drive the transformation of all schools into sustainable and healthy places to live, learn, work and play. We believe that everyone, from the kindergartner entering the classroom to the Ph.D. student performing research in a lab, should have the ability to learn in green buildings.
Green Schools Case Studies
Explore professional quality case studies of new and existing green schools.
Poudre School District
Poudre School District is one of the most sustainable school districts in the country. Explore how Poudre is getting green done.
Colorado Springs District 11 Sustainable Design Guidelines
District 11 adopted an Energy Policy in 2000 that establishes a long term sustainable energy management program. The purpose of the Sustainable Design Guidelines is to provide direction for applying these policies to the construction of new facilities and the renovation of existing schools.
Safe Routes to Schools
Integrated Pest Management - Colorado State University
US Environmental Protection Agency – ENERGY STAR for k-12 Schools
Locate information and free tools designed for new and existing schools
US Department of Education – Green Ribbon Schools Award
Help your school get noticed for its efforts by applying for a Green Ribbon Award.
Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings
ASHRAE provides a free PDF download of its design guidelines for K-12 school buildings.
Alliance to Save Energy: PowerSave Schools Program
This program works with students to assist schools in their efforts to be more energy efficient and simultaneously educate students through hands-on, real-world learning.
National Best Practices Manual for Building High Performance Schools
The Best Practices Manual was written as a part of the promotional effort for EnergySmart Schools, provided by the US Department of Energy.
Greening America’s Schools
This carefully documented costs and benefits study by Gregory Kats conclusively demonstrates the financial, environmental, and other benefits of using green technologies in schools.
Green Up Our Schools
National Elementary School Waste Reduction & Recycling Program
Offers a variety of sustainabiliy education services including curriculum design and development, professional development, consulting, and workshops.