Archives for: September 2016


Permalink 12:00:56 pm, by mleslie Email , 46 words, 146 views   English (CA)
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Three Yukon schools could switch to biomass heat

September 20, 2016 - Three Yukon schools could soon be burning wood chips instead of heating oil, as the territorial government considers a switch to biomass. The schools are the St. Elias Community School in Haines Junction, Johnson Elementary School in Watson Lake and the Teslin Community School.


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New solar-powered Massachusetts college center is as green as a building can be

by Lacy Cook - Hampshire College's new R.W. Kern Center is about as sustainable as a building can be. The 17,000-square-foot center, designed by Bruner/Cott & Associates, is designed "to be entirely self-sustaining and meet the Living Status of the Living Building Challenge." To reach for those goals, the center runs on solar power, is outfitted with composting toilets, and includes a rainwater harvesting system.

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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