Our resources are finite
It is clear that schools around the world also reflect more often and more deeply about their responsibility as a part of their community to integrate their structure into their surroundings with as little environmental impact as possible. From the geographical location to the layout of the school campus (eg close to public transportation hubs or bus stations and kiss & ride zones integrated in the campus) and from the orientation of the building and its functional entities to the physical building and its finishing (eg north oriented, semi-underground with a green roof, blinds and triple glazing). This concern for smart environmental solutions also finds its way into the school building and its facilities. Given the choice, more and more school administrations and architects will prefer more sustainable procedures, materials and concepts.