Archives for: January 2016


Permalink 07:10:26 pm, by mleslie Email , 61 words, 118 views   English (US)
Categories: Individual school case studies

California Launches 7x7x7 School Sustainability Initiative

Los Angeles, CA - California’s State Architect Chester A. Widom, FAIA, earlier this month launched a forward-thinking new sustainability initiative. Dubbed 7x7x7: Design, Energy, Water, the initiative will engage seven experienced architecture firms to develop seven case studies in sustainable school design for seven representative school campuses, according to a statement by the California Department of General Services (DGS).


Permalink 07:38:11 pm, by mleslie Email , 103 words, 127 views   English (US)
Categories: News Updates

Bristol Community College to Debut Net-Zero Facility

by Jessie Fetterling - Fall River, MA — Boston-based Sasaki designed the John J. Sbrega Health and Science Building, which is scheduled to debut at Bristol Community College in Fall River in April 2016. The primary goal of the project was to create a state-of-the-art laboratory facility for science and health science, unifying pure and applied disciplines under one roof.

The new facility features several innovative design elements and is anticipated to achieve net-zero energy. Sasaki’s Senior Associate Jim Moses, AIA, project manager for the project, and Fiske Crowell, principal, FAIA, spoke to School Construction News about the project’s design and sustainability features.


Permalink 04:05:05 pm, by mleslie Email , 74 words, 124 views   English (CA)
Categories: News Updates

Pour un vaste chantier de reconstruction de nos écoles

Le vendredi 22 janvier 2016 - Radio Canada - Un dossier d'ICI a mis au jour le piètre état des écoles primaires à Montréal. Bouchard, ancien député et auteur d'Un Québec fou de ses enfants (1991), et Michel Lacroix, membre du conseil d'établissement de l'école Saint-Gérard, estiment qu'il est temps de reconstruire massivement les bâtiments problématiques. Ils exposent à Catherine Perrin leur vision pour les écoles montréalaises.

Permalink 11:23:18 am, by mleslie Email , 101 words, 116 views   English (US)
Categories: News Updates

Green Schools Alliance Announces Creation of the District Collaborative

January 25, 2016 - Green Schools Alliance (GSA), an international organization of sustainable schools, announces the formation of the Green Schools Alliance District Collaborative which will harness the collective power of schools to support greener, more efficient solutions. The Collaborative is comprised of 21 U.S. school districts - 8 of which are among the 12 largest districts in the country. Collectively, these districts affect the lives of 3.6 million children in 5,726 schools with more than 550 million square feet of building area. Districts will create and share best practices, leverage their combined purchasing power to increase access to sustainable alternatives, promote market transformation, and influence policy decisions.

Permalink 11:21:16 am, by mleslie Email , 153 words, 104 views   English (US)
Categories: News Updates

In a San Francisco Workshop, Kids Take on Carpentry with Mini Chisels and Saws

by Deborah Bishop - dwell Magazine - February, 2016 - There is something intensely gratifying about seeing a roomful of five-year-olds gently guiding Japanese pull saws through reclaimed redwood rather than stabbing at screens, and learning to distinguish between a dovetail and a box joint rather than how to achieve the next level of Angry Birds.

Kids as young as 18 months are welcome at The Butterfly Joint, a woodworking and design studio in San Francisco’s Mission District. Founder Danny Montoya, a former kindergarten- and first-grade teacher, has always favored the hands-on approach to pedagogy, having learned woodworking at the knees of his Colombian-born grandfathers as a child in Southern California (where he built his own skateboard ramps). Although toddlers at The Butterfly Joint work with a parent to create simple toys such as building blocks and pegboard games, kids four and over are entrusted to use the sharp and pointy hand tools alone.


Permalink 07:22:14 am, by mleslie Email , 93 words, 112 views   English (US)
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Henderson-Hopkins School - 2016 Recipient of AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture

January 14, 2016 - The first new Baltimore public school built in 30 years, Henderson-Hopkins School is a bright, optimistic beacon that nestles itself into the traditional urban fabric of the neighborhood known as Middle East Baltimore

The complex fills most of two city blocks with a series of 'houses,' or classroom clusters, and related facilities whose forms and layout echo the local tradition of lowrise rowhouses surrounding interior courtyards. The street-facing facades are dominated by a grooved pre-cast concrete that mimics Baltimore's homegrown Formstone. Neighborhood streets continue through the complex as outdoor pedestrian corridors.

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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