HGA Unveils Zero Energy 7x7x7 Plan for LATTC

A month after launching the 7x7x7: Design, Energy, Water school and university sustainability initiative, the California Division of the State Architect (DSA) got a first glimpse at how the initiative could soon impact school sustainability efforts. The initiative engaged seven experienced architecture firms to develop seven case studies in sustainable school design for seven representative school campuses. On Feb. 23, the DSA hosted the first architect presentations.

California Launches 7x7x7 School Sustainability Initiative

In January, California’s State Architect Chester A. Widom, FAIA, launched a forward-thinking new sustainability initiative.

Princeton Review Names Top Green Colleges

In anticipation of Earth Day on April 22, The Princeton Review released its sixth annual free guide to the most environmentally responsible colleges.

Green California Summit Kicks Off April 7

California’s efforts to combat climate change and grow a vibrant economy that will sustain both present and future generations will be highlighted at the upcoming Green California Summit in Sacramento April 7-8.

USGBC Honors Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently honored the 2014 Best of Green Schools recipients.

Green Ribbon Schools Honorees Announced

The White House Council on Environmental Quality and Department of Education recently recognized schools and school districts throughout the nation for their commitment to sustainability.

Massachusetts School to Go Green While Replacing Main Building

Administrators at Franklin High School, in Franklin, Mass., are excited about their new school building, which is currently under construction on the same campus as the existing structure. The new building will be significantly greener and more efficient than the current one.

Sustainability Grant Helps Baltimore City Schools Reduce Electricity Costs

Three of the city’s public schools cut a combined $1,500 from their electricity costs over the course of last February and March.

Princeton Review and Center for Green Schools Release Annual Green College Guide

The Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools released the third annual addition of the nation's most environmentally responsible “green colleges.”

CEED Becomes First Public School to Use Passivhaus Technology in the U.S.

By Torrey Sims
The Center of Energy Efficient Design (CEED) in Rocky Mount, Va., is the first public school to use the energy-efficient Passivhaus technology, which has enabled it to use 68 percent less energy than conventional schools.