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Green


Districts Head in Direction of Greater Energy Efficiency

Tight budgets don't always mean cuts. For districts in Illinois and Texas, finding a way to reduce expenditures recently meant finding a way to receive the same commodity at a reduced cost, specifically energy.

Small Power Gains Add Up to Big Savings at Los Angeles Unified

At the Los Angeles Unified School District, which has a highly publicized green initiative involving building design and vehicle fuel conversion, Vickie Frederick, director of network operations, is immersed in two pilot efforts. One involves reducing the power draw of computers, and the other focuses on reducing the number of printers in use, to cut back on both power usage and toner usage.

Virtual Desktops Get Energy Rebates

NComputing this week announced that its thin clients (also known as "virtual desktops") now qualify for energy rebates in several states.

NSTA Names Grand Prize Winner in Sustainability Challenge

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), Discovery, and the Siemens Foundation have announced the grand prize winner in the "Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge." The initiative called on K-12 students to develop green solutions for their schools, homes, and communities.

Boarding School Chooses ImageNow To Digitize Documents

Phillips Academy in Massachusetts has chosen Perceptive Software's ImageNow enterprise document management and imaging application to bring its extensive filing archive into the 21st century.



MI Districts Join Renewable Energy Purchase Initiative

Clean Green Energy (CGE) announced that eight more high school districts in Michigan's Upper Peninsula have signed long-term power purchase agreements for integrated renewable energy systems at their schools as part of the Project EverGREEN Schools program.

CDW-G Launches Tools To Assess Virtualization Needs

Is your data center ripe for virtualization? New assessment services from CDW Government (CDW-G) have been launched to help answer just that question.

Program Offers Free Projector Recycling

Epson has launched a new program that provides free recycling for projectors used in education. The "Brighter Futures Graduation Program" also creates discounts for schools trading up to newer models.

Florida Schools Deploy Solar Arrays

Six schools in Florida will be the sites for new solar arrays that will provide electricity to the campus and offer hands-on science learning activities for students.

Sun VirtualBox 2.2 Adds Open Virtualization Format Support

Sun Microsystems has released VirtualBox 2.2, an update to the company's free and open source desktop virtualization solution. The new release includes a number of performance and feature enhancements, as well as support for the Open Virtualization Format (OVF) specification.

Energy Dept. Partners To Create Interactive Fuel-Efficiency Education Site

The United States Department of Energy, in partnership with Discovery Education and Progressive Insurance's Automotive "X Prize" Competition, has launched a new Web site aimed at stoking curiosity in science, technology, engineering and math topics (STEM).

High-Tech with a Green Touch

One California school district is upgrading the technology in its classrooms and adding a few "green" elements in the process.

Sun Releases Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3

Sun has released Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Software 3, a major update to the company's virtualization management suite. The new version includes expanded VMware support, Open Storage integration, and Active Directory support, among other enhancements.

NComputing Deploys Virtual Desktop Solutions for 5,000 Schools in India

NComputing has recently completed a large-scale computerization project for Andhra Pradesh Government Schools in India aimed at increasing overall access to technology while minimizing both infrastructure costs and energy consumption.

Mississippi District Pursues Energy Efficiency with New Measures

Choctaw County Schools of Ackerman, MS, is implementing several measures to improve safety, comfort and energy efficiency, all while realizing substantial utility cost savings in its four school buildings. The district has contracted with Dallas-based TAC for an energy management package.