Archives for: January 2010


Permalink 06:04:06 pm, by mleslie Email , 70 words, 249 views   English (US)
Categories: Individual school case studies

Building Safer Schools in Poor, Shaky Places

A Washington Post article on the hundreds of schools that collapsed when Haiti was rocked by the earthquake puts a fresh focus on the importance of providing a safe environment for learning, particularly in the poorest developing countries.

This blog entry from New York Times science reporter Andrew Revkin tells us what is sought in those regions where schools and seismic activity accompany one another (please clink on the headline).


Permalink 06:04:33 pm, by mleslie Email , 36 words, 291 views   English (US)
Categories: Individual school case studies

The Pride of East 103rd Street

Metropolis Magazine (January, 2010) - A new middle school in Harlem is the product of its stubborn and visionary founders and the building’s equally stubborn and visionary architect. Click on the headline to read the case study.


Permalink 07:01:21 am, by mleslie Email , 43 words, 270 views   English (US)
Categories: News Updates

Denver School Board to Install Solar Systems on 16 Schools

Denver Business Journal - January 7, 2010 - Denver Public Schools has announced that 16 schools will have solar power systems installed in 2010. Fifteen of the systems will generate 100 kilowatts of power. One is larger, generating about 300 kilowatts of power. Click on the headline to read the article.

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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