Archives for: October 2017


Permalink 02:53:37 pm, by mleslie Email , 94 words, 75 views   English (US)
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A new elementary school in Cambridge, Mass., aims at being a pilot for that city’s NZE commitment

by John Caulfield, Building Design & Construction- October 28, 2017 - The first Net Zero Emissions school, and the largest NZE building of any type, in Massachusetts is under construction in East Cambridge. In collaboration with William Rawn Associates, Boston-based architectural firm Arrowstreet has designed this 270,000 -sf building, which will house King Open School for grades K-5 and Cambridge Street Upper School for grades 6-8. The schools will have separate entrances as well as their own academic, physical education, and administrative facilities, but will share common spaces that will include the media center, cafeteria, and auditorium.


Permalink 03:29:43 pm, by mleslie Email , 64 words, 52 views   English (CA)
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B.C. replacing two Vancouver schools to address earthquake concerns

Vancouver - B.C. Premier John Horgan has announced plans to replace two Vancouver schools due to earthquake safety concerns. The province will invest $46.9 million to replace Sir Matthew Begbie Elementary school and Bayview Community Elementary school, both of which are at high risk of collapsing in an earthquake, explains a release. The new schools are scheduled to be ready for students in late 2021.


Permalink 07:37:22 am, by mleslie Email , 97 words, 52 views   English (CA)
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Amber Trails Community School in Winnipeg is the 2017 Greenest School in Canada

Ottawa, ON – September 27, 2017 – The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and the Canada Coalition for Green Schools announced today that Amber Trails Community School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the winner of the annual CaGBC Greenest School in Canada competition. Located in the heart of a new neighbourhood in North Winnipeg, Amber Trails is a 78,000 sq.ft., newly constructed building that acts not just as a school, but as an open and accessible hub within the community. The school received LEED® Platinum certification in 2016, and won the CaGBC’s Excellence in Green Building for New Construction award in May 2017.

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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