John Henry Educational Information and Resource Center (EIRC) US Green Building Council-NJ Chapter Green School Advocate [email protected] USGBC Green Schools Advocacy Campaign In order to achieve the vision of “green schools for every child
Educational Information and Resource Center (EIRC)
US Green Building Council-NJ Chapter
Green School Advocate
USGBC Green Schools Advocacy Campaign
In order to achieve the vision of “green schools for every child
within a generation,” we must not only build new schools that
are green, we have to transform our existing schools.
Curriculum designed and integrated using the building systems as a teaching tool must be part of the green building process.
If not, schools miss an opportunity to operate and maintain a school in a way that will ensure that the features that made them green will be sustained over a long period of time.
Schools are the focal point of community sustainability
LEED for Schools…
USGBC, Green Schools Campaign
The Alliance for Saving Energy
A high performance school is:
Easy to Maintain and Operate
Environmentally Responsive Site
A Building that teaches
Safe and Secure
Adaptable to Changing Needs
Opportunity to increase academic performance by engaging students in real-world experiences relevant to their life
What is a Green School?
The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS)
On K-12 Construction
USGBC-NJ Chapter Strategic Plan
Develop educational programs that will connect the Green building industry tomainstream Environmental Education
LEED Rating System Categories
The ultimate hands on learning experience:
The building as a teaching tool.
Summerfield Elementary School
Green Schools for Teachers Workshop
NJEA and Green Industry Professionals sponsored
Curriculum Projects and Resources
Curriculum Projects and Resources
New Jersey Selected as One of Five States to ParticipateIn Federal Technical Assistance Academy to Develop ‘Green’ CTE Program
Partnering with the N.J. Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools (NJCCVTS), the state Department of Education applied for the technical assistance program to help with current efforts to develop a statewide program of study for emerging careers that have an environmental or renewable energy focus.
LEED is a featured Lesson in the curriculum
Teaching and Learning with Essential New Technologies in the 21st Century (TALENT21).
Division: Educational Standards and ProgramsOffice: Academic Standards
A technology based grant that two schools designed units and lesson plans using the LEED rating system.
The NJ DoE Understanding by Design unit and lesson plan template was used aligning to NJCCCS.
2009-2010 Hilltop School’s LEED Curriculum Project-Marshall County Schools, West Virginia
Aligned to the West Virginia Department of Education’s 21st Century Content Standards and Objectives and the
Global 21 Initiative: Students deserve it – The world demands it
Alder Creek Middle School (PDF 690 KB)Desert Edge High School (PDF 804 KB)Fossil Ridge High School (PDF 383 KB)Homewood Middle School (PDF 515 KB)Northern Guilford Middle School (PDF 363 KB)
2. Green Resolution, Mission or Pledge
How will you demonstrate your commitment towards a sustainable school?
3. Green Education into the Curriculum. (place based learning) The school building as a teaching tool.
How can you integrate the LEED or other green rating systems into Environmental Education, Mathematics, Science and other contentareas?
6. Administration Support
How can the administration support your Green Schools effort?
8. School Event
What school event or activity can you create that will showcase and celebrate your green accomplishments?
Green Schools for Teachers
US Green Building Council NJ Chapter www.usgbcnj.org
USGBC Green School Buildings
Center for Green Schools at USGBC