Archives for: March 2014


Permalink 07:27:35 am, by mleslie Email , 60 words, 207 views   English (US)
Categories: News Updates

A National Action Plan for Educating for Sustainability

The Center for Green Schools at the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt have brought together the leading minds and the strongest champions of Education for Sustainability, to present a series of actions that will ensure that by 2040, every student graduating from a U.S. K-12 school will be equipped to shape a more sustainable future.

Permalink 07:22:45 am, by mleslie Email , 63 words, 195 views   English (CA)
Categories: Individual school case studies

Acton Ostry Architects complete York House Senior School in Vancouver

March 24, 2014 - Founded in 1932, York House is a leading independent K-12 day school for girls with a campus that occupies an entire block in the heart of the Shaughnessy residential neighbourhood of Vancouver. York House is a forward-looking institution that encourages a sense of leadership, community and environmental stewardship.

Visit the Acton Ostry Architects website for the York House Senior School project profile.


Permalink 09:26:32 am, by mleslie Email , 58 words, 199 views   English (US)
Categories: News Updates

Engineering in K-12 schools, a panel discussion: Energy-efficient, high-performance buildings

March 17, 2014 - Under the heading of "Engineering in K-12 schools" Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine asked a seven member panel about their views on designing for energy efficiency, codes and standards, controls and automation, electrical and power systems, fire and life safety, and HVAC systems.

Please go to the bottom of the article page for links to the whole series.


Permalink 06:26:41 am, by mleslie Email , 86 words, 207 views   English (NZ)
Categories: Individual school case studies

Te Mirumiru childcare centre is most sustainable education building in New Zealand

An earth sheltered childcare centre has been declared New Zealand’s most sustainable educational building. The Te Mirumiru centre in Kawakawa is the first educational building in New Zealand to achieve the top six-star rating under the Green Star system.

The design by New Zealand and UK based architect Collingridge and Smith Architects was developed for a Maori tribe, the Ngati Hine. It provides an educational centre that itself pays homage to the tribal culture.

Click on headline to read article. Click here for project profile.

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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