WASHINGTON — The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education introduced a new sustainability tracking program designed to provide a framework for colleges and universities to gauge their progress with green initiatives.Read more
NEW ORLEANS — A $1.6 billion master plan to rebuild schools here is coming to fruition with the fall opening of Langston Hughes Elementary School.
The 96,000-square-foot facility is the first school to open in New Orleans since 2003 and is the first public building to open since Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding caused widespread damage in 2005, according to officials.
Several schools planned under the 15-year master plan for the Recovery School District and Orleans Parish School Board are scheduled to open in coming months.Read more
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Community College District recently sold $425 million in bonds that will go toward fundingRead more
I’m going to come right out and say it: Building a green school doesn’t have to cost a penny more. You’ve heard that green schools save money over time, reducing energy, water and even healthcare expenses. What you may not know is that, these days, a green school can be built for a price comparable to a conventionally designed facility.
I don’t have to prove it. Your peers have done it for me.Read more
LONE TREE, Colo. — A renovated and expanded spine and joint center opened at Sky Ridge Medical Center in June, improving a variety of services at the facility.Read more
WASHINGTON — A revamped LEED accreditation system was introduced by the U.S. Green Building Council as part of a comprehensive overhaul of the organization’s green building rating and certification system.Read more
WASHINGTON — State representative Vernon J. Ehlers (R-MI) is set to replace Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN) as co-chair of the House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus.Read more
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Mesa State College expects to receive LEED Gold certification for its new learning center, which recently won an award from the state’s energy provider and utilizes a ground source heating and cooling system.
Architecture firm HKS, with Design West, designed the $18 million, 60,000-square-foot building. Xcel Energy, supplier of electricity and natural gas in Colorado, hailed the project as the most energy efficient public building on the western slope of the Rockies.Read more