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Creating the Regenerative School

Creating the Regenerative School

By (author) Alan Ford
By (author) Kate Mraw
By (author) Besty del Monte


Publishing 9th Sep 2024
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    • Creating the Regenerative School showcases the latest research in combination with exemplary case studies demonstrating how we can design healthy, resilient, and restorative places of learning for grades ECE through 12
    • Architecture audience: architects, interior designers, engineers, etc.
    • Educational market: school districts, public schools, private schools, city boards, etc.
    • Sustainability groups: WELL, IFLI, LEED, AIA, etc.
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    Creating the Regenerative School profiles case studies from around the world that exemplify best practices in creating healthy, climate appropriate learning environments for early learners through high school with designs that are not only beautiful places to learn, but embrace restorative principles – enhancing the lives of the occupants, the environment, and the community they reside in. Each project will be profiled with eight pages of content including multiple photographs, plans, diagrams and approximately 1,000 words of narrative capturing the unique solutions. Case studies were evaluated on five metrics:
    • Net-Zero Energy/Carbon Strategies
    • Healthy, Regenerative Building Attributes
    • Utilization of Evidence Based Informed Design
    • Occupant Satisfaction
    • Post Occupancy Data
    The case studies will be supplemented will essays from leading subject matter experts addressing topics ranging from:
    • Evidence Based Design
    • Occupant Health
    • Net Zero Energy
    • Net Zero Carbon
    • Designing for Resilience in the face of Climate Change
    • Best Practices in Designing for Safety and Security
    • Biophilic Design
    • Pathways to Advocacy
    Extensive research, communications, interviews data analysis were utilised in compiling the book with the mission to share knowledge and insights that are vital to creating healthy, regenerative ECE-12 learning environments in all manner of contexts. Outcomes for each project will be profiled in the form of post occupancy data, certifications received, and client perspectives.

    About the Author

    Alan Ford, FAIA, of Ford Architects is the author of the internationally released and bestselling 2007 book Designing the Sustainable School. He is a licensed architect with over 40 years of experience in the design of high performance ECE-12 schools. Kate Mraw, LPA’s K-12 Practice Director, brings 20 years of educational design experience to her work, leading projects with learner-centered planning. Her research informed approach creates a connection at the intersection of learning and innovative, sustainable environments to improve user experience. Besty del Monte, FAIA, is an architect with 30 years of experience in high-performance design. She is an activist, teacher, and consultant, trying to reach and inspire as many as possible. She lives in Asheville, NC, with her husband, family and two large dogs.

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    9th Sep 2024
    World excluding USA, Canada, Australasia & Asia (except Japan; China non-exclusive)
    254 mm x 229 mm
    364 Pages
    300 color
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