The Big Green

Chicago Public Schools has developed and begun implementing a comprehensive strategy for going green, one that encompasses information technology, facilities, and education to reduce the district's environmental impact, cut operating costs, and help build students' awareness of the environment.

New York School District To Save $6 Million Through Infrastucture Upgrades

The New Paltz Central School District in New York is launching a series of energy efficiency upgrades expected to save $258,461 a year.

New Jersey School District To Save $5 Million Through Infrastucture Upgrades

The Somerset Hills School District in New Jersey has kicked off an Energy Saving Improvement Program project that is expected to save more than $5.2 million over fifteen years.

Solar Panels Provide Power, Learning Opportunities in Texas

The Pasadena Independent School District in Texas has completed construction on three solar installations that are expected to save approximately $15,000 a year.

California School District Cuts Energy Costs With Solar

San Dieguito Union High School District in California has completed a 2 megawatt solar project that is expected to save $10 million over the life of the installation.

Saving Green with Green Facilities

A statewide initiative is underway in Idaho to tune up all of the state's K-12 schools and make them more energy-efficient.

Texas Middle School Targets 'Net Zero Energy' with 582 KW Solar Plant

This summer Lady Bird Johnson Middle School, part of Irving Independent School District in Texas, will go online with a new 582 kilowatt solar installation. The move is part of a plan to make the school the largest "net zero middle school in the United States," according to the district.

Private Elementary School Goes Solar

A private, all-girl elementary school in New Jersey is getting its own solar installation with the help of a state program that finances clean energy projects.

California District To Roll Out 2.2 MWp Solar System

California's Greenfield Union School District is rolling out solar arrays on rooftops, in parking structures, and across grounds at 10 of its campuses to create a district-spanning photovoltaic system that will produce 2.2 MWp.

Massachusetts District Helps City Save Millions with Solar Installations

A school district has been the focus of upgrades for a city-wide energy reduction program that's anticipated to save Revere, MA about $700,000 a year for the next 15 years.

Michigan District's Green Savings Support Tech Upgrades

Taylor School District (TSD) of Taylor, MI is implementing a $14 million energy conservation and building modernization program, partially backed by federal ARRA funds, to address deferred maintenance and improve the comfort and safety of students and staff.

Ontario High School Goes Solar

O'Gorman High School of Timmins, ON, Canada has implemented a solar energy system aimed at reducing the school's carbon footprint while reducing utility costs.

Idaho Schools First in State To Achieve LEED Certification

Van Buren Elementary and Washington Elementary, both in the Caldwell School District in Caldwell, ID, have become the first schools in the state of Idaho to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Schools certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Maryland District Installs Solar Project with Zero Capital Outlay

St. Mary's County Public Schools (SMCPS) of Leonardtown, MD has begun work on the installation of a 503-kilowatt solar energy project at its George Washington Carver Elementary School.

NEEF Launches Green Prize for Public Schools

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), in partnership with EarthEcho and the National Education Association (NEA), has established the Green Prize in Public Education.

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