Wind Power: An Emerging Choice for Schools

By Lisa Hiserodt
The recent Copenhagen Climate Summit simultaneously highlighted worldwide concerns regarding climate change and international hope for collaborative efforts to re-align the path of human development with the natural systems that sustain it.

$25 Million Visual Arts Center Goes for LEED Certification

Plans are in motion for a new LEED-certified, $25 million visual arts center at the University of Wyoming Laramie Campus, with construction slated to begin in July 2010.

Higher Ed. Association Introduces Green Standard

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.

New Orleans Opens Schools Part of $1.6 Billion Plan

A $1.6 billion master plan to rebuild schools here is coming to fruition with the fall opening of Langston Hughes Elementary School.

LACCD Sells Bonds to Fund Sustainable Projects

The Los Angeles Community College District recently sold $425 million in bonds that will go toward funding its $6 billion building program to modernize and renovate facilities at its nine campuses.

Budget-Friendly Green Schools

By Rachel Gutter
I’m going to come right out and say it: Building a green school doesn’t have to cost a penny more.

Expanded Colo. Spinal Center Opens

A renovated and expanded spine and joint center opened at Sky Ridge Medical Center in June, improving a variety of services at the facility.

Changes Made to LEED Program

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.

Vernon Ehlers, Energy Caucus

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.

Mesa State College Aims for LEED Gold Certification

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.