Sweetwater Union High School District has completed the installation of solar power systems at 21 schools totaling 9.3 megawatts and capable of providing about 60 percent of the district's energy needs.
New Jersey's New Brunswick Public Schools is retrofitting all 10 of its schools with LED tube lights to reduce use of electricity and natural gas.
Maryland's Cecil County Public Schools is installing a 2.5-megawatt solar photovoltaic project designed to meet approximately 92 percent of the district's energy needs.
New Jersey's Hillsborough Township Public Schools is undertaking a series of energy upgrades that will save the district approximately $1 million each year.
Looking to reap $240,000 in energy savings, Muenster ISD completes an energy retrofit on older buildings with no upfront investment.
- By Bridget McCrea
A new free virtual lab teaches students in grades 9-12 how turbines work to generate wind energy.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
California's Rosedale Union School District is launching a solar power initiative projected to save more than $2 million over the course of 20 years.
The United States Department of Energy and the National Science Teachers Association have chosen the winners of the America's Home Energy Education Challenge.
Nuevo, CA-based Nuview Union School District is launching a sustainability program guaranteed to save more than $7 million in its first 20 years.
After 35 teams, consisting of middle and high school students, built and tested handcrafted wind turbines, KidWind has picked the winners of its national challenge, designed to increase awareness and interest in clean energy engineering.
- By Stephen Noonoo
California's Pajaro Valley Unified School District will install solar power systems, projected to reduce energy costs by approximately $380,000 each year, at five schools.
From Sept. 29 to Oct. 19, 2013, students, faculty and staff at Santee School District in Southern California competed to achieve the greatest percentage reduction in their school's electricity use by turning off lights when not needed, unplugging electronics after the school day finished and engaging in other energy conservation actions. The district saved a total of 35,203 kilowatt-hours, resulting in about $7,500 in savings.
A new survey suggests that most Americans, 90 percent, think it's important to improve public school buildings.
Ten winning institutions will share in $310,000 to fund renewable energy education programs thanks to Constellation Energy's 2013 E2 Energy to Educate grant program.
Sustainable technology strategies can shrink both your school system's carbon footprint and its energy bills.
- By Keith R. Krueger