Smart Green Schools: Educational and Environmental Outcomes of Innovation in School Building Design
NSW Department of Education, The University of Melbourne
2007-2010 | LP0776850
The research touches upon many of the key National Research Priorities. Children spend a large proportion of their waking hours within a school environment. A healthy school environment which efficiently uses energy resources and information technology will help ' strengthen Australia's social economic fabric' in the longer term and support student engagement. Children's inhabitation of virtual space as 'native' users of information rich 'frontier technologies' will be complemented by buildings acting as 3D textbooks educating children about an 'environmentally sustainable Australia' and providing feedback on design innovations intended to save 'water' and minimise environment impacts' on land and climate.