Archives for: March 2013

03/25/13

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Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education

Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education identifies seven Essential Principles and a set of Fundamental Concepts to support each principle. The guide does not seek to identify all areas of energy understanding, but rather to focus on those that are essential for all citizens K-Gray. It presents energy concepts that, if understood and applied, will help individuals and communities make informed energy decisions.

03/16/13

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“2013 State of Our Schools” Report from the Center for Green Schools at USGBC Calls for Immediate Examination of America’s School Facilities

Washington, DC - March 12, 2013 - The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today released its first “State of our Schools” report, highlighting the critical need to modernize school facilities to meet current health, safety and educational standards.

The report, featuring a foreword by former President Bill Clinton, states that schools are currently facing a $271 billion deferred maintenance bill just to bring the buildings up to working order – approximately $5,450 per student.

03/07/13

Permalink 08:20:57 am, by mleslie Email , 72 words, 248 views   English (US)
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Schools & Universities Report Health & Productivity Benefits from Green School Efforts

New York, NY - February 27, 2013 - According to a new report released today by McGraw-Hill Construction entitled "New & Retrofit Green Schools-The Cost Benefits and Influence of a Green School on its Occupants", both K-12 and universities are reporting significant benefits from their green school efforts—both in improved child health, wellbeing and performance, but also teacher and faculty satisfaction. These results are accompanied by reported financial benefits from green school activities.

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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