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.

Green Summit Honors California’s Sustainability Leaders

Green Technology magazine, alongside partners Gen7 and Panasonic, honored a number of institutions leading the way in sustainability at the Green California Schools & Community Colleges Summit in Pasadena earlier this month. The event celebrated a variety of green and sustainable projects and facilities across the state on both the community college and school level.

Green Schools Conference to Address Funding, Drought

The two-day Green California Schools Conference kicks off in Pasadena Nov. 5, bringing together teachers, administrators, architects, engineers, facility managers and others to share knowledge about a variety of sustainability issues facing the state’s schools and universities.

L.A. School District to Receive Energy Upgrades

Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, alongside partner and global energy management specialist Schneider Electric, recently received the largest funded Proposition 39 allocation to date.

SLC Schools See Big Return on Conservation Efforts

Three Salt Lake City public high schools have saved more than $50,000 in energy costs thanks to the district’s Go Green Earn Green Energy Challenge.

Chicago STEM School Tackles Sustainability Inside and Out

Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy, designed by STR Partners and built by F.H. Paschen/S.N. Nielsen & Associates, both of Chicago, recently received LEED Platinum certification. This distinction makes it the first building in the Chicago Public Schools system, as well as the first new school in the city, to achieve the status.

School Design Standards Soar in Springfield

When it opens in the fall of 2015, Springfield’s Sherwood Elementary will likely set the standard for new school construction in the city. Designed in a flexible and energy-efficient manner, the school will also be the first in the district to house a local chapter of the Boys & Girls Club.

New Green School Study Cites Key Factors for Building Green

By Jessie Fetterling
As schools and universities continue to invest in green building, a report from McGraw-Hill Construction shows that there are more than just environmental factors behind the decision. McGraw-Hill’s New & Retrofit Green Schools study cites social and financial benefits as key reasons behind green building initiatives in the education sector.