Archives for: July 2008


Permalink 07:25:10 am, by mleslie Email , 71 words, 262 views   English (UK)
Categories: News Updates

British Gas Introduces "Generation Green" a Conservation Programme for Schools

"Generation Green" is a schools and community programme from British Gas, which encourages green behaviour through a combination of green lesson plans and rewards. The programme supports schools, pupils, their parents and the wider community in becoming more environmentally aware. An incentives tool called "Green Leaves" has been created, which can be exchanged for rewards when:

- lesson plans are downloaded
- the school's carbon footprint is calculated
- classroom light monitors are appointed

Permalink 07:17:49 am, by mleslie Email , 127 words, 193 views   English (CA)
Categories: Toronto updates

Toronto DSB Identifies Surplus Properties

At its June 25th meeting, in private session, the Toronto District Scool Board declared the following properties surplus:
(a) "That the following properties be declared surplus to the educational needs of the Board:
• 140 Borough Drive, West Parking Lot
• 840 Coxwell Avenue (former administrative centre)
• 1135 Dundas Street East (warehouse)
• 1710 Ellesmere Road, Harold Lawson School
• 432 Horner Avenue, Franklin Horner P.S.
• 3495 Lakeshore Boulevard West, James S Bell P.S.
• 180 Shaw Street, Shaw P.S.
• 819 Sheppard Avenue, Dublin P.S.
• Leslie Street (six residential lots)
(b) That portions of the following properties be declared surplus to the educational needs of the Board:
• 24 Strathburn Blvd., Melody P.S.
• 123 Whitfield Avenue, Whitfield P.S."

Please follow the URL in the headline to the June 25th meeting summary and see page 13 of the report.


Permalink 07:36:28 pm, by mleslie Email , 79 words, 190 views   English (US)
Categories: Individual school case studies

Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings

The "Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings" provides a sensible approach to easily achieve advanced levels of energy savings without having to resort to detailed calculations or analysis. It is intended for elementary, middle, and high school buildings, which have a wide variety of heating and air-conditioning requirements. Options for daylighting, an important component in schools, are also included.

Please click on the headline to be directed to the site where you can begin your free download.

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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