What is green building literacy and why does it matter? These pieces advance theoretical tools for defining green building literacy and putting it to use in research and practice.
Can a green school building advance science education for K-12 students? These empirical and theoretical works examine green building literacy in the K-12 context.
Can science museums with green buildings be a portal to impactful community-level green building education? This exploratory case study of 8 U.S. science museums seeks to understand how museums with a science education missions use their own green facilities for educational purposes. We uncover strategies used within the building and also analyzed press coverage to understand how the lessons might extend beyond the walls of the museum itself.
How can we enhance sense of place in green buildings? This work seeks to stitch together place theory with features of green buildings to elevate the discourse of place-making in green building design.
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