Archives for: March 2011


Permalink 10:07:33 am, by mleslie Email , 54 words, 291 views   English (US)
Categories: News Updates

Wonders and blunders: Amid glitzy new schools built by N.J. are old ones crumbling. Can Governor Christie fix things?

by Julie O’Connor - There are just four students sitting in a New Brunswick High School classroom, dressed in toques and white jackets. Today, they will be making shrimp bisque. Not in the school cafeteria or a teachers’ lounge, but through the swinging doors of a full, restaurant-style kitchen, designed by a professional chef.


Permalink 06:11:19 am, by mleslie Email , 36 words, 277 views   English (CA)
Categories: Toronto updates

TDSB EcoSchools: Changes to Scoring and Early Bird Certification

Bulletin, March 21, 2011 - The EcoSchools program continues to evolve! While most changes are small, we want to draw your attention to some significant changes to the scoring in the "look-for" areas that may have escaped your notice.


Permalink 01:21:51 pm, by mleslie Email , 52 words, 318 views   English (CA)
Categories: Individual school case studies

Greening Canada's Schools

from the Canadian Journal of Green Building & Design (Jan/Feb 2011) - LEED® points are accumulating daily in schools throughout Canada thanks to initiatives such as the Canada Green Building Council’s GREEN UP program .... The following is a sampling of schools from Victoria to Nova Scotia, and how they achieved LEED certification.


Permalink 09:45:39 am, by mleslie Email , 75 words, 294 views   English (US)
Categories: News Updates

Beverly High School demolition is a 'green' effort

By Paul Leighton - The Salem News - The old Beverly High School will soon be gone, the victim of an assortment of steel-crushing excavators that have been demolishing the building since late November. It's common to say that memories of a former school will last forever. But in this case, something more concrete than memories will survive — such as concrete. Officials say that up to 90 percent of the debris from the demolished building could be recycled.


Permalink 08:05:08 am, by mleslie Email , 67 words, 259 views   English (CA)
Categories: Individual school case studies

Environmental learning centre aims for LEED Platinum in wilderness

by Jean Sorensen - Sustainability in an urban setting is taken for granted today, but what happens when the LEED standard is applied to a wilderness setting? The North Vancouver School District, McFarland Marceau Architects Ltd., and contractor D.G.S. Construction are doing just that as they construct a $5.8-million environmental learning centre in a 165 hectacre ecological reserve in the Cheakamus River Valley near Squamish, B.C.

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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