3 Low Cost Resources For Greening Your School

By Lindsey Coulter
For schools and universities with already limited budgets, developing and implementing significant sustainability measures can seem daunting. While steps such as instituting campus-wide recycling programs, turning off classroom lights and unplugging computers and devices can have a positive impact, schools looking to make more substantial commitments to sustainability on a budget can easily tap into a wealth of free resources and grant- supported programs. From wind turbine funding to energy efficiency software, here are three cost-effective ways to improve school sustainability inside and out.

HGA Unveils Zero Energy 7x7x7 Plan for LATTC

A month after launching the 7x7x7: Design, Energy, Water school and university sustainability initiative, the California Division of the State Architect (DSA) got a first glimpse at how the initiative could soon impact school sustainability efforts. The initiative engaged seven experienced architecture firms to develop seven case studies in sustainable school design for seven representative school campuses. On Feb. 23, the DSA hosted the first architect presentations.

California Launches 7x7x7 School Sustainability Initiative

California’s State Architect Chester A. Widom, FAIA, earlier this month launched a forward-thinking new sustainability initiative.

Q&A: The Builder’s Role in School Sustainability

By Lindsey Coulter
For many schools, colleges and universities, sustainability is now simply part of the institutional culture. Most school district and higher education officials have embraced various energy- and resource-saving technologies, but that doesn’t mean the work is done for planners, builders and manufacturers.

Six N.J. Green Schools Granted More Than $15,000

A number of schools across the nation, including six in Cherry Hill, N.J., have received sustainability grant funding through the 2015 Recyclebank Green Schools Program, helping make their innovative eco projects a reality.

Sloan Helps New Orleans School Go Green

By Mike Gipson
New Orleans’ Benjamin Franklin High School, a selective charter school adjacent to the University of New Orleans, is known for its educational excellence and national ranking. However, the achievements of Franklin students are not limited to the classroom.

Green California Summit Kicks Off April 7

California’s efforts to combat climate change and grow a vibrant economy that will sustain both present and future generations will be highlighted at the upcoming Green California Summit in Sacramento April 7-8.

Austin School Earns Green Building Award

The new Sally and Mack Brown Rise School in Austin was recently awarded an Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) 4-Star rating.

Center for Green Schools Honors Sustainability Leaders

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Center for Green Schools, based in Washington, honored a number of projects, institutions and individuals in December with Best of Green Schools awards.

New York Voters Approve Construction Bond Issue

Voters recently approved the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District’s (POB CSD) $49.8 million construction bond issue for infrastructure improvements and renovations.