Archives for: October 2013


Permalink 08:16:38 am, by mleslie Email , 72 words, 196 views   English (US)
Categories: News Updates

Collaborative for High Performance Schools: Notice of Public Review Period of National Core Criteria

The CHPS National Core Criteria Version 2.0 Third Public Review Period is now open. All comments should be submitted by Thursday, November 7, 5:00 PM PDT.

Only comments on substantial changes made during the 15-day third public review will be considered. Comments on material that was not changed from the first and second public comment periods will not be considered.

Comments may be submitted using the online form.

Download the 3rd public review draft here.


Permalink 09:21:46 am, by mleslie Email , 97 words, 232 views   English (US)
Categories: News Updates

Announcing the 2013 Greenest School on Earth Recipients

Capetown, South Africa - October 16, 2013 - Today, at the World Green Building Council (WGBC) Annual Congress, the Center for Green Schools (Center) at the U.S. Green Building Council officially announced the 2013 Greenest Schools on Earth. The recipient schools were Sing Yin Secondary School in Hong Kong, China, and the Waterbank School at Uaso Nyiro Primary in Laikipia, Kenya. The announcement was made by the Global Coalition for Green Schools, a newly formed initiative of the Center, in partnership with WGBC. The two winning schools were awarded $5,000 each to put toward a new or ongoing sustainability project.


Permalink 07:26:39 am, by mleslie Email , 47 words, 293 views   English (CA)
Categories: Individual school case studies

Renewable-energy micro grids get smart at British Columbia Institute of Technology

Burnaby - A power outage will never be an excuse to skip class at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in the future, as the campus gets closer to building a “smart” micro grid system allowing it to generate its own electricity using alternative energy sources.

Permalink 07:05:59 am, by mleslie Email , 21 words, 227 views   English (CA)
Categories: Toronto updates

TDSB - Terms of Reference Governing Future Installations of Artificial Turf Sports Fields

Toronto - Since 2003, artificial turf has been installed at 15 elementary schools and 3 secondary schools, ranging in size from 5,000 to 83,800 square feet.

Permalink 07:03:14 am, by mleslie Email , 54 words, 146 views   English (CA)
Categories: Toronto updates

TDSB Quarterly Construction Update, September 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013

Toronto - Each year, Facility Services undertakes a number of construction projects varying in size, scope and funding. Funding sources for the various programs such as SCI, SFRMP, ARC and FDK are shown in Appendix A. These sources include the Ministry of Edu-cation (EDU), City of Toronto and Proceeds from Disposition of surplus property.

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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