Archives for: March 2016


Permalink 08:32:51 am, by mleslie Email , 85 words, 135 views   English (US)
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Center for Green Schools release "State of Our Schools: America's K–12 Facilities"

March 23, 2016 - School facilities have a direct impact on student learning, student and staff health, and school finances. But too many students attend school facilities that fall short of providing 21st century learning environments because essential maintenance and capital improvements are underfunded. In 2016’s State of Our Schools report, we compile and analyze the best available school district data about U.S. K–12 public school facilities funding. In fact, the report projects that going forward our nation will under-invest in school buildings by $46 billion annually.


Permalink 18:09:04, by mleslie Email , 92 words, 115 views   English (EU)
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School buildings as leading examples of energy efficient renovation

The project “School of the Future – Towards Zero Emission with High Performance Indoor Environment” started in February 2011 and was completed in January 2016. The core of the project was the energy efficient renovation of four school buildings in Germany, Italy, Denmark and Norway. Local planning teams were supported by an advisory group consisting of researchers and building industry representatives who provided additional ideas to achieve reduction in total final energy by a factor of 3. At the same time the buildings' indoor comfort was improved which resulted in better academic performance by the pupils.


Permalink 06:39:28 am, by mleslie Email , 102 words, 126 views   English (US)
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Grossmont Union HS District will have the largest school install of energy storage in California

Santa Clara, CA - March 1, 2016 – Green Charge Networks, the largest provider of commercial energy storage in the US, today announced California’s largest school energy storage project with Grossmont Union High School District in San Diego’s east county region. The 7.4 megawatt hour energy storage deployment will be installed at 14 sites in nine district locations and is expected to save the district more than $6.4 million in reduced utility costs over the life of the project. The Green Charge energy storage system and installation came at no cost to the district through Green Charge’s performance-based Power Efficiency Agreement™ (PEA) shared savings model.

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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