Archives for: April 2009


Permalink 09:34:00 am, by mleslie Email , 49 words, 195 views   English (US)
Categories: Individual school case studies

Lake Superior's Remedy - Two Harbors High School

The online version of the Spring 2009 issue of "High Performing Buildings" magazine carries this case study of a new high school built by the Lake Superior School District, near Duluth. (Click on the headline to read the article). This is a publication of the High-Performance Commercial Green Building Partnership.


Permalink 10:35:19 am, by mleslie Email , 61 words, 256 views   English (US)
Categories: News Updates

Celebrate Shool Building Week!

Our American friends are celebrating "School Building Week", an annual program supported by the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) and the CEFPI Foundation & Charitable Trust in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Association of REALTORS®, American Institute of Architects and over 35 other organizations. Click on the headline to learn more ......


Permalink 08:34:06 pm, by mleslie Email , 119 words, 238 views   English (CA)
Categories: News Updates

Ontario greens over 1,000 schools!

Toronto, ON - This morning, Premier Dalton MGuinty announced that more than 1,000 publicly funded schools will be made more energy efficient to give kids better places to learn and help school boards save energy and money. Construction will start as soon as this summer. The $550-million investment over two years will help existing schools:
- Retrofit buildings with new energy efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and boilers.
- Conduct energy audits to help manage and conserve energy.
- Upgrade to improve the learning environment for students currently learning in inefficient rooms.

Click on the headline to read the press release. Follow this link to the Ministry of Education backgrounder on the announcement. Click here to learn more about Ontario's "EcoSchools" program.


Permalink 03:16:41 pm, by mleslie Email , 32 words, 230 views   English (CA)
Categories: News Updates

Architecture (Winter/Spring'09) High-performance Schools

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) magazine Architecture devotes its entire 52 page Winter/Spring 2009 issue to high-performance schools. Click on the headline to link to the ACROBAT version of the magazine.

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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