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.

California Schools Get 1.5 Megawatt Solar Plant with Zero Capital Outlay

Jefferson Union High School District, covering an area in the south suburbs of San Francisco, has completed installation of solar energy systems at four high schools, a combined 1.5 megawatt project the district expects to provide substantial utility cost savings while producing 2.3 million kilowatt-hours of clean energy per year.

Washington Schools, Colleges Receive State Energy Grants

With the help of a state jobs bill and a large renewable energy company, 21 school districts and eight community and technical colleges in Washington State are funding energy conservation projects that will help create local jobs and reduce utility costs.

Schools See Financial Benefits from Green Initiatives, but Budget Constraints Are Hampering Efforts

Energy efficiency is more important to K-12 IT managers than ever. About three-quarters of all K-12 organizations have a program in place or in development to reduce IT energy consumption, and most of those have already begun seeing cost savings from their efforts, according to new research released this week. But barriers to more widespread energy efficiency initiatives remain.

Earth Echo Challenges Students To Take On Water-Related Projects

Hoping to motivate middle and high school students to undertake projects focused on water and its part in the environmental concerns of their own communities, environmental education nonprofit EarthEcho International (EEI) has partnered with Discovery Education to launch Water Planet Challenge, a Web site offering the interactive tools and access to resources necessary to design and implement such projects.

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