The East Side Union High School District in California has completed a solar energy project that will generate $43 million in energy savings over 25 years.
Hamden High School in Connecticut is installing a 400-kilowatt fuel cell to provide 90 percent of its electricity needs.
George Washington Carver Elementary School in Lexington Park, MD will formally activate a 2,100-panel solar energy system May 3.
The United States Department of Education has launched a new program to recognize schools for their sustainability efforts.
The Mountain View Los Altos High School District in California has nearly completed construction of a 1.26 megawatt solar photovoltaic system.
The Berkshire School in Sheffield, MA has begun construction of a 2 megawatt solar installation.
The Paradise Valley Unified School District in Arizona has completed construction of a 2.66 megawatts solar installation.
Wendy Rogers is design principal at the architectural firm LPA in Irvine, CA, as well as a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional). Throughout her 24-year career she has advocated for sustainable design in schools. Rogers works closely with the US Green Building Council (USGBC), speaking with districts and civic organizations throughout California to help them plan for and design green schools. She spoke with us recently about the relationship between technology and sustainable school environments.
- By Timothy Prentiss
An abundance of online tools can help educators inform and instruct students about environmental issues.
- By John K. Waters
While IT departments are increasingly doing a good job at greening their own backyards, they're still fairly siloed when it comes to involvement in larger sustainability initiatives.
- By Therese Mageau
Given the autonomy to develop their own curricula, green charter schools have evolved into veritable showcases for 21st century, tech-integrated learning, preparing a new generation of students to not only be good stewards of the Earth, but to take the science world by storm.
- By Jennifer Grayson
Not all energy-saving plans are created equal; some greening measures clearly rise to the top of the list of best practices. We talked to energy experts and district IT directors who have undertaken data-greening efforts, and from these conversations we were able to identify five essential elements to any data center greening initiative.
IBM and City University of New York have teamed up to develop a new analytics tool that's designed to help New York's public schools save on energy costs. The conservation program will also be used to give a boost to STEM education in the city's K-12 schools.
Advances in automated energy-management systems are producing big cuts in heating, ventilation, and A/C costs.
- By Jennifer Grayson
The goal is to improve processes by converting form-heavy work into digital workflows. But as this California school district is discovering, finding the right technology is really only the first step.
- By Dian Schaffhauser