California's Grossmont Union High School District will install a 1.1-megawatt solar power system estimated to save $6.3 million in electricity costs over the next two decades.
Oregon's Hillsboro School District has begun work on a $3.5 million energy savings performance contract designed to improve operational efficiency at 13 schools.
California's Central School District has completed the first phase of a solar power initiative that will eventually comprise 1.5 megawatts and be capable of generating 2 million kilowatt-hours, 75 percent of the district's needs, in its first year.
Escondido Union High School District will deploy solar installations that, together, will produce enough energy to meet three-quarters of the district's needs, at four campuses.
The Atlantic County School District has completed installation of two solar power projects totaling 600 kilowatts.
Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School has completed installation of a 178-kilowatt solar energy project.
California's Thacher School is installing a 676,139-watt solar power system, thanks to the school's senior class gift and additional funding from a foundation.
Ohio's Goshen Local School District recently retrofitted its buildings with LED lights for a projected energy cost savings of $61,000 each year.
Maryland's Montgomery County Public School System is going solar with a 2.8-megawatt project at eight schools.
The Temecula Valley Unified School District is adding a six megawatt solar installation and an energy storage project in an effort to reduce energy costs.
Eleven schools in Knox County, TN will get new solar photovoltaic panels as a result of a deal between the county and a private partner.
A LEED-certified middle school in North Carolina that opened in 2013 has gone public with one aspect of its approach to energy efficiency.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
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.