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Accelerating Campus Climate Initiatives: Breaking Through Barriers

Book or Book Chapter, 2009
http://www.rmi.org/Knowledge-Center/Library/2009-17_AcceleratingCampusClimateInitiatives
Accelerating Campus Climate Initiatives: Breaking Through Barriers is a practical guide for anyone working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at a college or university: sustainability directors, CFOs, presidents, students, faculty, and staff. The book covers five topics: climate action planning, buildings and utilities, renewable energy, transportation, and carbon offsets. Buy the book now.

 

Crystallized Pedagogy: Architecture as a Medium for Sustainability Education

Conference Proceedings, 2009
http://www.rmi.org/Knowledge-Center/Library/2009-11_CrystalizedPedagogySustainabilityEducation

The notion that human behavior is influenced by environmental conditions is not novel, though this dynamic is often overlooked and underappreciated in the construction of buildings and cities. Particularly in the field of sustainable or green building, focus is directed toward the impact of building-related human behavior on the environment. However, in a reciprocal manner, as humans build we create our own environment which embodies a specific set of ideas, influencing occupants over the lifespan of a building. The lessons locked in mortar and floor plans both limit and encourage certain human behaviors. This educational relationship offers a powerful opportunity for designers to create a crystallized pedagogy that encourages and informs occupants in sustainable patterns of living.

 

Green Pays Its Way--Performance-Based Fees

Journal or Magazine Article, 2002
http://www.rmi.org/Knowledge-Center/Library/2002-21_GreenPaysItsWay
This article explains that giving building and design professionals a financial incentive to create high-efficiency schools proves to be a winning strategy for both the firms that design and build schools and the students who learn in them.