Archives for: June 2009


Permalink 01:26:53 pm, by mleslie Email , 62 words, 253 views   English (US)
Categories: News Updates

BIM school, green school: California's newest high-performance school

Building Design + Construction magazine: How building information modeling made a groundbreaking high-performance school possible.

Please click on the headline to read this article about (what is by Canadian standards enormous) a Napa Valley community's new US$121 million high school that could accommodate as many as 2,200 students when it opens in 2010. "AmCan High" will be certified by the Collaborative for High Performance Schools.


Permalink 10:33:09 am, by mleslie Email , 111 words, 423 views   English (CA)
Categories: News Updates

David Suzuki’s namesake school in Windsor, Ontario to raise the green bar

Daily Commercial News - "When you’re designing a school named after famed Canadian environmentalist Dr. David Suzuki, you’d better ensure it’s as green in function as its namesake. So it follows that the design team for the Dr. David Suzuki Public School is also striving to be the first LEED platinum educational institute in Canada".

Click on the headline to read about this $9 million project by the Greater Essex County District School Board - a merger that combines Coronation and Princess Anne elementary schools. (Please note that this project should not be confused with the similarly named York Region District School Board job being built in the Town of Markham).


Permalink 07:45:18 am, by mleslie Email , 42 words, 215 views   English (CA)
Categories: Toronto updates

Toronto Hydro's Featured Conservation Customer: Toronto Catholic District School Board

Toronto Hydro's first showcase business customer of 2009 is the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB)- for saving approximately 70,000 kWh a year and thus removing nearly 14.7 tonnes of green house gases from the environment. Click on the headline to read the press release.

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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