Archives for: June 2012


Permalink 10:19:35 am, by mleslie Email , 79 words, 242 views   English (US)
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Solar panels at LAUSD schools convert Valley's blazing sun into energy

by Barbara Jones - When triple-digit temperatures hit Woodland Hills this summer, Alma Aguirre isn't going to be thinking about her vehicle baking in the parking lot at Taft High, but the electricity generated by the solar panels covering the school's new carport.

The 492-kilowatt, $3.2 million solar carport at Ventura Boulevard and Winnetka Avenue is one of the first to be completed as Los Angeles Unified moves to reduce its utility bills by harnessing the San Fernando Valley's sunshine.


Permalink 06:54:03 am, by mleslie Email , 36 words, 240 views   English (CA)
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Algonquin Centre wins green innovation award

The Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE) at Algonquin College in Ottawa has won the Academic Leadership Award for green building innovation. The award was presented at the Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) national conference.


Permalink 09:06:48 am, by mleslie Email , 78 words, 237 views   English (US)
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The Enlightened Classroom: School districts are using solar power to cut their energy bills - and cope with budget cuts

by Jim Carlton, The Wall Street Journal - Solar power has long been touted for its environmental impact. But now it has a new role: saving teachers' jobs. School districts across the country are turning to solar power to cut their electricity costs. With the money they're saving, they are able to retain more teachers and programs in the face of budget cuts. As a bonus, some schools are using solar installations to teach kids about renewable energy.

Green School News

This news page has useful information for school communities about efforts to make buildings and schoolyards sustainable, high-performance and "green".

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