Archives for: August 2008


Permalink 02:00:57 pm, by mleslie Email , 115 words, 283 views   English (UK)
Categories: News Updates

UK Schools to be Included in Government's Carbon Reduction Commitment

On July 16th, the Rt. Hon. Hilary Benn announced that carbon emissions from state schools are set to be included in a carbon trading scheme to help promote energy efficiency. Energy used in schools will count as part of the overall carbon footprint of local authorities under the Carbon Reduction Commitment Scheme (CRC), a mandatory scheme that encourages local authorities to reduce emissions. This will encourage local authorities to provide help and advice to schools about how to cut energy bills and carbon emissions. The CRC is a mandatory emissions trading scheme being introduced by the UK Government to cover large businesses and public sector organisations whose half-hourly metered electricity use is above 6,000 MWh in 2008.

Permalink 08:35:08 am, by mleslie Email , 39 words, 220 views   English (US)
Categories: News Updates

School district will pay for ‘green’ certification

A school district in New Richmond, Wisconsin agrees to split the $75,000 cost of LEED certification with its architectural design firm. They agreed that cost sharing will achieve benefits for the school district. Follow the headline link to read more ....


Permalink 03:17:05 pm, by mleslie Email , 52 words, 225 views   English (US)
Categories: Individual school case studies

Green Schools Don't Make the Grade

The US-based National Center for Policy Analysis' "Center for the Environment" has performed a study of schools in three Washington state school districts and concluded that "green" schools are failing to reduce energy costs. The report says that building performance projections were overly optimistic; and there were trade-offs against energy efficiency objectives.

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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