Archives for: April 2013


Permalink 07:55:13 am, by mleslie Email , 39 words, 329 views   English (US)
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In Ohio, schools reap benefits of energy-efficiency push

by Kathiann M. Kowalski - Ohio leads the nation in energy-efficient LEED schools, saving millions of dollars on energy costs statewide. And cash-strapped districts are hoping voters appreciate those financial benefits as they make their cases for levy approvals.


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Seattle school certified as world's fourth Living Building

Seattle, WA - Bertschi School, an independent elementary school in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Wash., is now home to the first Living Building on the West Coast and the world’s fourth fully-certified Living Building. Completed in February 2011, Bertschi’s Living Building Science Wing is a 3,380 square foot interactive learning environment for students ages 5-11. It is the first built project to meet the standards of version 2.0 of the Living Building ChallengeSM, a green building certification program which integrates urban agriculture, social justice and universal access issues, and the use of healthy building materials.

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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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