Archives for: November 2008


Permalink 08:54:08 am, by mleslie Email , 201 words, 274 views   English (CA)
Categories: News Updates

Ontario Announces Support for Green School Pilot Projects

Buried in an August 20th announcement on 2008-09 capital funding, the Ontario Ministry of Education announced funding for green school pilot projects ..... "The Ministry will be allocating $30M of the capital funding available to support the piloting of new green technologies, design and construction standards. This funding is intended to evaluate the cost, benefit and suitability of new and emerging technologies, design and construction standards for Ontario schools to determine the potential benefit and feasibility of wider application. This funding will be allocated to support top-up grants to approved capital projects where the board is willing to pilot a green building design or construction technique that is currently not available for evaluation in already built Ontario schools. Anticipated examples include projects to incorporate solar or geothermal energy technologies and innovative mechanical systems or materials which demonstrate the potential for positive returns in terms of reduced energy requirements over the life of the school. School boards applying for these grants must be willing to install these technologies and commit to long term monitoring and evaluation of these technologies in order to ensure that this research is
available to other Ontario school boards".

Click on the headline and go to page 4 of the memorandum.


Permalink 08:45:53 am, by mleslie Email , 77 words, 375 views   English (US)
Categories: News Updates

Hartford CT Environmental Studies K-8 School Goes for LEED Gold

November 17, 2008 - Talk about building on your brand! Green building blogger Stephen Del Percio reports that the Mary M. Hooker Environmental Studies Magnet School in Hartford, CT - which opened back in 1952 and "provides practical environmental education for K-8 students" - is about to undergo a two-year renovation that will seek a LEED Gold rating. Click on the headline to read the report and follow this link to learn more about the school:

Permalink 08:09:36 am, by mleslie Email , 59 words, 167 views   English (CA)
Categories: Toronto updates

Area schools may be consolidated in Toronto's Ward 7

"The Villager", one of Toronto's neighbourhood weekly papers, reports on how one school community in the Toronto District School Board's Ward 7 is responding to the news that King George Junior Public School may close.

Click on the headline to read the news article and then follow this link to read about the school community's response

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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