A southern California school district is gradually introducing the use of reclaimed water for irrigation as part of a $110 million capital projects and technology bond initiative.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Teachers from nearly a dozen countries are meeting in San Diego this week to learn and gain resources to teach students about energy efficiency, the environment and sustainability.
The Alamo Heights Independent School District has adopted ice-based energy storage technology to cool more than 325,000 square feet during peak demand for its 900-kilowatt solar power systems.
A group of California high school students told their district to start turning off lights and managing its computer power usage better.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
New Hampshire's Proctor Academy is adding more solar arrays as the result of a push from the school's student environmental action group.
The Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy has installed an interactive learning solar power system at its Washington D.C. Parkside Campus.
Oakland Unified School District has installed solar panels at 16 schools, totaling 3.6 megawatts. In addition to energy, the installations will provide STEM education opportunities for OUSD students.
Thirty-nine schools in California have been selected to receive grants ranging from $1,000-$10,000 for helping students understand renewable energy.
Oregon's South Lane School District has agreed to a $2.1 million energy savings performance contract designed to reduce energy costs by approximately $132,000 each year.
California's Rescue Union School District has launched a $3 million initiative to improve the energy efficiency of school facilities.
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