Green schools resources from the MN Pollution Control Agency and the Minnesota Green Schools Coalition whose website includes information on curriculum, design and construction of new schools, operations and maintenance of existing schools, research, tools and calculators to benchmark and measure building performance, case studies, and links to financial and technical assistance.
List of green building frameworks, which include codes, standards, rating systems with certification and guidelines with verification.
One or more school buildings exist that were built to a green building standard, or the school board passes a resolution to use a green building standard or certification or code but third-party verification not necessary.
The school board resolution requires that all buildings be certified or be rated under a green building framework.
The school board resolution requires that all buildings be certified or be rated at the highest level under a green building framework.
Implementation details: Austin Public School District is building a new 5/6 Intermediate School that will be using green building standards (i.e. Energy Star rated appliances, daylight harvesting, occupancy sensors, thermal energy storage, etc.)
*We are still in the design phase for this project but have had preliminary scope development conversations regarding green building standards. Building is scheduled to open in the fall of 2013
For more information contact: Janet Anderson (Elected official) | firstname.lastname@example.org | 507-433-1081
Implementation details: The new Rosa Parks Elementary School located in Mankato was awarded LEED Gold status in January of 2012, under the direction of school district members. The school is the second building in south-central Minnesota to be LEED certified (the first being the Blue Earth County Justice Center).