Schools Utilize Propane for Sustainable Designs

By Lynette Von Minden
As a society, we’re recognizing the need to become more sustainable and leave behind a better world for future generations. Educators in particular see the promise of tomorrow reflected in their students’ faces every day.

School System Improves Multiple Programs with Updated Campus

Students at Rhea County High School will have a new state-of-the-art building for the 2013-14 school year after construction work concludes on a new 230,000-square-foot structure.

How Window Film Can Improve Energy Efficiency in Schools

Schools are constantly weighing the options of “going green,” but many are confronted with the harsh funding barriers that prevent some districts from spending money on green construction projects (or any projects for that matter).

Energy Savings Performance Contract Will Save District Thousands

Nevada’s fourth largest school district, Lyon County School District in Yerington, Nev., has entered into an Energy Savings Performance Contract that is expected to save the District $345,000 annually for 15 years.

Lighting Controls Provide Green Benefits

By Joshua Slobin
Most people don’t realize is that making the lighting source efficient is only half the story — an even greater level of energy reduction can come from improving lighting control.

Houston District Receives $90K Efficiency Reward

As part of its energy efficiency incentive program, Centerpoint energy company recently awarded a Houston school district more than $93,000.

Study: LED Bulbs Pose Health Hazard

By: Sameea Kamal
A UC Irvine study found that LED light bulbs, considered preferable alternatives, contain lead, arsenic and a dozen other potentially hazardous substances

College Reports Annual Energy Savings of $650,000

As a result of a number of ongoing campus-wide projects, Santa Barbara City College reports reduced energy consumption has saved the school $650,000 over the past year.

Skylight Efficiency

By Bruce Lang
Cool roof technology is increasingly popular as more schools increase roof insulation to reduce HVAC capital expense and year-round operating cost.

Q&A:Amy Yurko, Brain Spaces

By Amy Perry
Amy Yurko is founder of Brain Spaces, a Chicago-based consulting firm that offers efficiency programming and planning services for schools. She is a scheduled speaker at the 2009 annual Council of Educational Facility Planners, International conference. Her workshop focuses on ways that schools with budget constraints can make the most of available space.