Archives for: November 2008

11/21/08

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Ontario Announces Support for Green School Pilot Projects

Buried in an August 20th announcement on 2008-09 capital funding, the Ontario Ministry of Education announced funding for green school pilot projects ..... "The Ministry will be allocating $30M of the capital funding available to support the piloting of new green technologies, design and construction standards. This funding is intended to evaluate the cost, benefit and suitability of new and emerging technologies, design and construction standards for Ontario schools to determine the potential benefit and feasibility of wider application. This funding will be allocated to support top-up grants to approved capital projects where the board is willing to pilot a green building design or construction technique that is currently not available for evaluation in already built Ontario schools. Anticipated examples include projects to incorporate solar or geothermal energy technologies and innovative mechanical systems or materials which demonstrate the potential for positive returns in terms of reduced energy requirements over the life of the school. School boards applying for these grants must be willing to install these technologies and commit to long term monitoring and evaluation of these technologies in order to ensure that this research is
available to other Ontario school boards".

Click on the headline and go to page 4 of the memorandum.

11/17/08

Permalink 08:45:53 am, by mleslie Email , 77 words, 375 views   English (US)
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Hartford CT Environmental Studies K-8 School Goes for LEED Gold

November 17, 2008 - Talk about building on your brand! Green building blogger Stephen Del Percio reports that the Mary M. Hooker Environmental Studies Magnet School in Hartford, CT - which opened back in 1952 and "provides practical environmental education for K-8 students" - is about to undergo a two-year renovation that will seek a LEED Gold rating. Click on the headline to read the report and follow this link to learn more about the school: http://www.hartfordschools.org/schools/HookerEnvironmentalStudiesSchool.php

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