Sustainable and High-Performance


Palo Alto High School staff envisioned a library that would feature updated technology, natural light, and a more functional, open layout with clear sightlines and improved circulation patterns.

Modernization

Palo Alto High School's Library Transformation

Palo Alto High School staff envisioned a library that would feature updated technology, natural light, and a more functional, open layout with clear sightlines and improved circulation patterns.

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Sustaining a Sustainable Building: The Keys to Operational Success

Targeting net positive energy design, the Fales Elementary School's positioning and geometry optimize energy generation from rooftop PV cells and daylighting.

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Lighting

Shining a Light on Success in the Classroom

Lighting

Shining a Light on Success in the Classroom: What Role Does Lighting Design Play in Student Outcomes?

What role does lighting design play in student outcomes?

Northland Pines High School

Intelligent Schools

K-12 school buildings that automatically manage and control utility costs 24-hours a day.

Sustainable Design

Adaptability

Creating Organic Learning Environments Through Sustainable Design

Combating global climate change will be the central feature of our students’ lives. Making them aware of the direct connections between their actions locally and giving them the scientific tools necessary to study and create solutions may ultimately impact their ability to survive in this environment. Building schools that interact with the educational goals of sustainability is good educational practice and good stewardship of our children’s’ future.

Sustainable Schools

Sustainable Also Means Healthful

Six ways to make your school childsafe.

sustainable interior design

Sustainable Interior Design

In recent years, more research has come to light in support of the impact that facility design has on student performance. These studies reveal clear evidence that the physical characteristics of a classroom impact learning, and furthermore, that a link exists between well-designed school facilities and increased academic achievement.



Hot Tips (Energy Costs)

Reducing Your Energy Use and Cost

Energy Efficient Schools

Looking to the Future

Intelligent buildings, data sharing, will impact energy efficiency in schools.

5 Steps to a More Sustainable School

LEDs and Lighting Controls

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Illuminating Applications

Shining a Light on What's New in LEDs and Lighting Controls.

20 Acre Classroom

Sustainable Schools

The 20-Acre Classroom

Teaching important lessons about sustainability, value of the natural environment.

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Sustainable Schools

Rainwater Harvesting Made Easy

Eight strategies to make rainwater conservation affordable and efficient.

Intelligent Buildings

Intelligent Buildings

Can you imagine the day when your school building is producing as much energy as it needs? Can you envision that your next school won't create pollution as it operates? What if your school facility was a significant tool that prepared students for jobs that previous generations couldn't even imagine? Intelligent buildings are the future!

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