Emerging Best Practices: Implications for School Design (pdf)
Green Schools: Attributes for Health and Learning (pdf)
Planning and Design of a New Facility (pdf)
ECIS 2010 - International Schools Go Green
A Look at the LEED Green Building Rating System. Reducing environmental footprints and creating healthy buildings by managing storm and wastewater, reducing energy and water use, providing well-ventilated and daylit spaces, using local and recycled materials, and using renewable energy.
ECIS 2010 International Schools Go Green (pdf)
The ABC's of Preconstruction Planning
Thinking of building? This engaging seminar will lead you through a step-by-step process that will help your institution assess its education and facility needs, assemble a team of consultants, and prepare realistic budgets and schedules. Learn what it takes to set the stage for a successful building project.
The ABC's of Preconstruction Planning (pdf)
Design for the Whole Child
The mission of our schools has expanded beyond purely academic goals to meet the needs of the whole child. Learn how school design can promote your school’s academic, social, health and community goals for each student. See how innovative, flexible, collaborative environments facilitate 21st century learning approaches. Hear how informal social spaces foster interaction and support the creation of your learning community.
Design for the Whole Child (pdf)
High Performance Learning Environments
Today’s pressing global issues make a compelling case for the sustainability of our schools. Learn how to create learning environments where students and teachers can excel by design. High performance schools optimize daylighting, indoor air quality and energy efficient strategies to create superior school facilities. This discussion centers on practical strategies that boost student performance and demonstrate environmental stewardship while saving on energy and maintenance costs. The meaning of sustainability is made tangible through case studies of environmental initiatives at selected international schools.
High Performance Learning Environments (pdf)
National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities
Council of Educational Facilities Planners International
LEED for Schools
The Collaborative for High Performance Schools
US Environmental Protection Agency Indoor Air Quality Design Tools For Schools
Office of Overseas Schools, US Department of State
Regional Education Associations
European Council of International Schools
Association for the Advancement of International Education