Archives for: April 2011


Permalink 10:08:55 am, by mleslie Email , 48 words, 272 views   English (US)
Categories: Individual school case studies

BD+C Network webcast “Greening the Campus” now available for download

Friday, April 22, 2011 - Thanks to the hundreds of our loyal audience members who watched our “Greening the Campus” webcast on April 21. We hope you gained some insights from our distinguished panel of experts: Bob Koester (Ball State), Angela Halfacre (Furman), Richard Johnson (Rice), and Chris Ramey (U of Oregon).


Permalink 02:31:44 pm, by mleslie Email , 63 words, 283 views   English (US)
Categories: News Updates

US Department of Education Starts Award for 'Green' Schools

Washington, DC - April 26, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Education announced today the creation of the Green Ribbon Schools program to recognize schools that are creating healthy and sustainable learning environments and teaching environmental literacy. The new awards program will be run by the Education Department with the support of the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


Permalink 04:20:23 pm, by mleslie Email , 64 words, 390 views   English (US)
Categories: Information on portable and modular classrooms

Sustainability Comes To Modular Classrooms

by Susan DeFreitas - April 18, 2011 - Back in 2009, global architecture firm Perkins+Will partnered with DeKalb County Schools to win the Open Architecture Challenge: Best Re-locatable Classroom design competition. Now the firm is partnering with Triumph Modular Incorporated, a provider of relocatable and permanent modular buildings, to produce the Sprout Space, a modular classroom designed to Collaborative for High Performance Schools as well as LEED standards.


Permalink 11:10:09 am, by mleslie Email , 129 words, 289 views   English (US)
Categories: News Updates

School Building Week is April 11th to 15th

Celebrating our nation's schools and reinforcing the connection between school facilities and student learning, School Building Week is 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. Our children spend the majority of their waking hours in a school. School Building Week provides an opportunity to draw national attention to the importance of well planned, healthy, high performance, safe and sustainable schools that enhance student achievement and community vitality. As the building blocks of communities throughout the world and the keystone of our future, schools should be sustainable spaces for lifelong learning.


Permalink 08:17:33 am, by mleslie Email , 61 words, 294 views   English (CA)
Categories: Toronto updates

Ryerson's glass vision a dazzler for Yonge and Gould

by Chris Hume, Toronto Star - You don’t have to go to school to see that education isn’t what it used to be. Pretty soon, that will be clear to anyone wandering past the corner of Yonge and Gould where Ryerson University is constructing its new Student Learning Centre, the most exciting building to appear in this neighbourhood in decades.


Permalink 06:53:42 pm, by mleslie Email , 69 words, 327 views   English (US)
Categories: Individual school case studies

Hawaii's Living Laboratory

by Ana Serra, High Performing Buildings - Located near the Mauna Loa Observatory, which has been monitoring atmospheric change since the 1950s, the Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Energy Lab fits into a Hawaiian tradition of climate change awareness and resource conservation. In fact, it was the first carbon dioxide readings at the Mauna Loa Observatory that brought the concept of global warming to the world’s attention in the 1960s.

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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