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A Theoretical Design of an Environmentally Sustainable School

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003375/00001

Material Information

Title: A Theoretical Design of an Environmentally Sustainable School
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Gomez, Melissa
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2004
Publication Date: 2004

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Sustainability
School
Enviroment
Environmentally Reponsible
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis describes the theory of an environmentally sustainable school; specifically, four systems within the building which uphold the principles of sustainable development. The first system, sustainable electricity, explains that the electricity system will be a hybrid solar/wind system, connected to the grid, and employing energy conservation techniques (both in building construction and participant behavioral changes). The second systemheating, cooling and ventilation- will encompass as much passive heating and cooling as possible to lessen any contribution to the electrical demand. Passive heating will be supplemented by an active form of climate control: a ground source heat pump. The third system, waste management, depicts a responsible system for the school's waste disposal, which includes minimizing waste, recycling, composting, and alternatives to traditional human waste management systems. The fourth system, water, coordinates responsible water use around campus. The system will include water aggregation, responsible storm water processing, a wetland and gray water system, efficient irrigation, sustainable landscaping, and water conservation. A sustainable school is a useful model for a sustainable building because it combines sustainability theory with practical implementation, involving faculty, staff, and the surrounding natural and human community. These systems can be viable if the students, teachers, and staff understand the environmental theory behind their system and the value of environmentally responsible behavior.
Statement of Responsibility: by Melissa Gomez
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2004
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Gilchrist, Sandra

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2004 G63
System ID: NCFE003375:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003375/00001

Material Information

Title: A Theoretical Design of an Environmentally Sustainable School
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Gomez, Melissa
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2004
Publication Date: 2004

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Sustainability
School
Enviroment
Environmentally Reponsible
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis describes the theory of an environmentally sustainable school; specifically, four systems within the building which uphold the principles of sustainable development. The first system, sustainable electricity, explains that the electricity system will be a hybrid solar/wind system, connected to the grid, and employing energy conservation techniques (both in building construction and participant behavioral changes). The second systemheating, cooling and ventilation- will encompass as much passive heating and cooling as possible to lessen any contribution to the electrical demand. Passive heating will be supplemented by an active form of climate control: a ground source heat pump. The third system, waste management, depicts a responsible system for the school's waste disposal, which includes minimizing waste, recycling, composting, and alternatives to traditional human waste management systems. The fourth system, water, coordinates responsible water use around campus. The system will include water aggregation, responsible storm water processing, a wetland and gray water system, efficient irrigation, sustainable landscaping, and water conservation. A sustainable school is a useful model for a sustainable building because it combines sustainability theory with practical implementation, involving faculty, staff, and the surrounding natural and human community. These systems can be viable if the students, teachers, and staff understand the environmental theory behind their system and the value of environmentally responsible behavior.
Statement of Responsibility: by Melissa Gomez
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2004
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Gilchrist, Sandra

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2004 G63
System ID: NCFE003375:00001

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