LEED for Schools Certification in a 21st Century Learning Environment

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Building sustainable schools creates a healthy environment in which students can learn. Many schools utilize the LEED for Schools rating system as a goal-setting and performance metric for sustainable schools. School designers will describe the challenging yet engaging process of LEED certification, requiring involvement from and heightened collaboration between designers, constructors, faculty and building owners/operators. Using a case study – one of the Department of Defense Education Activity’s (DoDEA’s) most recent 21st Century School designs, Barkley Elementary School, located at Ft. Campbell, KY – the presenter will examine what building features and management practices aid certification. The speaker will highlight LEED challenges and opportunities presented by traditional schools and this “21st Century School,” which features include nine adaptable learning neighborhoods which will allow for new pedagogies and multiple modalities of learning.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how the layout and design of an elementary school can facilitate sustainable design and LEED certification, comparing traditional and 21st Century learning environments/pedagogies.
  • Identify sustainable strategies, products, and management practices that can lead to LEED certification and also teach students to think “green.”
  • Assess the components and requirement of each level of LEED certification and discuss the coordination and cooperation necessary from designers, constructors, faculty and building owners/operators to achieve a desired LEED certification level.

Denise Breunig, Woolpert
Nadja Turek, Woolpert

August 7, 2014
Please also join us for an OPTIONAL TOUR OF THE FACILITY from 2:00 – 2:45 pm!

WHERE (New location puruing LEED certification)
I. Jerome & Rosemary Flance Early Learning Center
1908 O’Fallon Street, St. Louis, MO 63106

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Submitted for approval of 2 GBCI CE Hours and 2 AIA LU

$30 for USGBC-MGC Chapter Members
$45 for Non-Members
SPECIAL RATE: $15 for school representatives (staff, faculty, admin)

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