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Permalink 06:57:11 am, by mleslie Email , 71 words, 631 views   English (US)
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U.S. Department of Energy releases Building Science Education Roadmap

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program recognizes that the education of future design/construction industry professionals in solid building science principles is critical to widespread development of high performance homes that are energy efficient, healthy, and durable. Read about the process of developing a building science education roadmap for residential construction, by clicking on the headline.

To download the "Building America Building Science Education Roadmap" click here.


Permalink 07:56:02 am, by mleslie Email , 66 words, 484 views   English (US)
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U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology Offers Support for Development of Educational Materials, Courses on Standards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is offering support to qualified institutions interested in developing teaching materials and curricula that instruct students in the nature, role and importance of technical standards in modern society and commerce. The programs, which are expected to be funded in the range from $25,000 to $100,000 per year for up to two years, could develop either undergraduate or graduate level curricula.


Permalink 08:09:34 am, by mleslie Email , 122 words, 529 views   English (US)
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U.S. EPA releases environmental health program guidelines for schools

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a set of guidelines to help states establish and maintain environmental health programs for schools. Part of EPA’s Healthy Schools program, “Voluntary Guidelines for States: Development and Implementation of a School Environmental Health Program” is aimed at states, school districts, K–12 schools, and individuals, and can be adapted for other school-related institutions, such as childcare centres.

The guidelines address a wide range of environmental health issues of concern to Americans and Canadians including: indoor air quality,drinking water issues, safety hazards related to improperly stored or managed chemicals, natural day lighting, acoustics, and other issues relating to the performance of building occupants.

Click on the headline to visit the EPA Guidelines website.


Permalink 12:28:56 pm, by mleslie Email , 80 words, 873 views   English (US)
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The Green Design LabTM

The Green Design Lab™ is a program to help schools reduce resource consumption and meet key energy reduction targets. The Green Design Lab™ is a curriculum resource and guide for making your school a healthy and green place to work and learn. Using a creative approach to problem solving and sustainability education, the Green Design Lab™ uses the school building as a laboratory for hands-on learning. Through this approach students learn about green technologies, design process, engineering and applied science.


Permalink 10:03:30 am, by mleslie Email , 34 words, 549 views   English (US)
Categories: Greening Schools

Earth Day Network launches Green Schools Leadership Center

Earth Day Network has just launched the Green Schools Leadership Center which provides educators and students with the tools necessary to support environmental literacy, and to share green school resources and success stories nationwide.

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Build Green

These pages are a resource for students, parents, staff and neighbours who wish to make the buildings and yards in their school community sustainable, high-performance and "green". The site was originally created for members of the Runnymede Public School community in the west-end of Toronto, but has expanded. This blog is owned and maintained by Marshall Leslie (see You can also follow us on Twitter @greenschools_ca

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