Green


Illinois School District Spending $1.1 Million on Energy Upgrades

A small school district in Illinois has signed a $1.1 million contract to do work on its facilities that will reduce its energy needs.

San Lorenzo Unified School District To Save 4.5 Million with Solar Energy

The San Lorenzo Unified School District in Northern California has tapped a school modernization bond to install its first solar project.

Scottsdale District To Save $22 Million with Solar Power

An Arizona school district said it expects to reduce its electricity costs by $22.4 million over 25 years with the installation of a solar power system.

SunPower Foundation One Million Lights Partner on Solar Education

Two California nonprofit organizations are coming together to provide solar power education to K-12 schools.

Extreme Makeover: Green Schools Edition

The Green Schoolhouse Series will make gifts of state-of-the-art, multimillion-dollar green schools to underserved districts, all with the help of volunteers and corporate sponsors.



Lawrenceville School Builds 30-Acre Solar 'Farm'

New Jersey's Lawrenceville School has installed a 6.1-megawatt photovoltaic system that is expected to generate enough electricity to offset 90 percent of its annual power needs.

California District To Save $18 Million with Solar

The William S. Hart Union High School District in Santa Clarita Valley, CA is building a photovoltaic (PV) solar system designed to produce between $18 and $20 million in energy savings over 20 years.

New Jersey School Goes Solar To Reduce Costs, Emissions

Blairstown, NJ-based boarding school Blair Academy has completed the installation of a 253-kilowatt solar electric system that is expected to meet nearly 7 percent of the campus' electric needs and save $16,500 in electricity costs during its first year of installation.

Mater Dei Wins Green Car Design Challenge With 2,188 mpg Vehicle

Evansdale, IN-based Mater Dei High School took home top honors in the Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2012 competition with its 2,188 miles-per-gallon vehicle.

Center for Green Schools Launches Green Classroom Professional Certificate

The Center for Green Schools has launched the Green Classroom Professional Certificate program to teach educators, administrators, and parents about sustainable schools and classrooms.

Connecticut High School Goes Solar

Greenwich High School, part of the Greenwich Public Schools district, has just turned on its new 7.7-kilowatt solar energy system, with the help of the Connecticut Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority and Mercury Solar Systems.

Nevada School District To Save $5 Million with Energy Upgrades

A Nevada school district has turned to an energy efficiency company to save thousands of dollars in costs.

USGBC Looks To Refine the Green Classroom Concept

One chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council is taking a first step in a wide-scale classroom "greening" project for public K-12 schools nationwide.

Schools Recycle To Earn Free iPad HD, Cash, and Tech

FundingFactory has launched the Recycling Rumble, an annual competition that encourages schools to recycle more empty printer cartridges and small electronics than their competitors.

FPL Awards Renewable Energy Grants To Teachers

The Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has awarded grant dollars to Florida teachers as part of the 2012 Renewable Energy Teacher Grant program.

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