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.

Princeton Review and Center for Green Schools Release Annual Green College Guide

The Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools released the third annual addition of the nation's most environmentally responsible “green colleges.”

CEED Becomes First Public School to Use Passivhaus Technology in the U.S.

By Torrey Sims
The Center of Energy Efficient Design (CEED) in Rocky Mount, Va., is the first public school to use the energy-efficient Passivhaus technology, which has enabled it to use 68 percent less energy than conventional schools.

Americans Support Green Schools, Survey Finds

A new independent nationwide survey revealed that nearly three out of four Americans support federal investment in school building improvements.

VA Becomes Twelfth State to Adopt CHPS Criteria

The Collaborative for High Performance Schools released a benchmarking system for Virginia schools

Zero-energy classroom Earns Praise in CA

By Lisa Kopochinski
Marin Country Day School’s philosophy is to teach and instill a love of nature by living in it. And now the Corte Madera, Calif., elementary and middle school can do so in the first zero-energy classroom building in North America.