One of the AIA COTE Top 10 Green Building Projects, the Mundo Verde is a bilingual, sustainability-focused public charter school. Its campus is a living framework for the curriculum. Through hands-on, real-world thematic units called expeditions, students explore complex sustainability issues. The project features many sustainability features. The features includes material, system and resource efficiencies are measured and monitored. Storm water is captured and repurposed. Indigenous plantings support migratory insects and birds. Nutrition and wellness are realized via a garden-to-plate-to-compost food education initiative.
Join our audio-visual tour as we explore this sustainability project.
What you will learn
Identify and understand the AIA COTE measures of sustainable design.
Analyze each measure of sustainable design through project specific examples as it relates to the Mundo Verde at Cook Campus Project.
Using the sustainable measure of community and ecology, identify and recognize how the Mundo Verde project addresses social equity and how it actively fosters learning through environmental living.
Identify and understand some of the strategies employed by the Mundo Verde project to achieve the sustainability goals set out for the project.