A sustainable school incorporates the values of economic viability, social justice and ecological preservation in all stages of the planning, design, construction and maintenance.
This international conference addresses the challenges in achieving sustainable school buildings from their initial planning through to their use.
In striving to create sustainable school facilities, policymakers, educators and facility planners are charged with the responsibility to not only ensure that schools are safe, healthy and accessible, but also that they are ‘green’. The challenge in guaranteeing sustainability in schools rests in co-ordinating conflicting governmental policies, design philosophies and dynamic pedagogies. Facilitating progress in the provision of sustainable schools at the pre-primary, primary and secondary levels necessitates a collective response and enacting more integrated and coherent reforms.