12/08/16

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U.S. Department of Energy Launches Signature Partnership to Jump-Start Zero Energy Schools

Washington, DC - On December 6, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the launch of a new partnership to jump-start zero energy schools across the country and better enable states and school districts alike to design, construct, and operate these cutting-edge, energy-saving schools. The launch of the Zero Energy Schools Accelerator, part of the Better Buildings Initiative, brings together seven school districts, two states, and several national organizations committed to working collaboratively toward the goal of increasing zero energy design and construction in the education sector and among local communities across the nation. A Zero Energy Building is an energy-efficient building where, on a source energy basis, the actual annual delivered energy is less than or equal to the on-site renewable exported energy.

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Leaking £7m (CDN$12 million) Dartington eco-school is demolished

Devon, England - A £7m "zero-carbon" school which closed after water started leaking into the buildings is being demolished. Diggers and dumper trucks are turning the six-year-old former Dartington Primary School near Totnes in Devon into rubble. More than 300 children have been in temporary buildings since July 2014. Building of a new school will start in January and education authority Devon County Council is seeking compensation from the architects and builders.

11/30/16

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Carleton University Engineering Students Build "Tiny" Net-Zero House

Ottawa, ON - A group of Carleton University engineering students are designing and building a sustainable, tiny, net-zero house built on a trailer. They call their project "Northern Nomad".

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Foothills School Division to receive solar panel installation funding

High River, AB - Foothills School Division (FSD) projects currently being planned and under construction are eligible for solar panel funding through a newly-introduced Government of Alberta initiative.

Funding for solar panels is available to 36 Alberta school projects in planning and design as of October 2016. Read more here

10/11/16

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University of Toronto Engineering student team competes at Green Energy Challenge finals

October 7th, 2016 by Keenan Dixon - The University of Toronto student chapter of the Canadian/National Electrical Contractors Association (CECA/NECA) is one of three finalists to compete at the 2016 Green Energy Challenge in Boston this weekend.

The students from U of T Engineering are the only Canadian team, and will compete against teams from Iowa State and the University of Washington. The final three were selected from 14 proposals.

The U of T team partnered with University of Toronto Schools (UTS), a Grade 7 to 12 university preparatory school in downtown Toronto, to design an energy efficiency upgrade, including a small-scale photovoltaic system that would serve as a teaching and learning tool for students.

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