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USGBC Announces 2013 Best of Green Schools

03 January, 2014



 
The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has unveiled its third annual “Best of Green Schools” list in recognition of educational institutions, individuals, initiatives, and communities committed to creating healthy, sustainable learning environments.

Recipients of the Best of Green Schools 2013 include:
  • K-12 School: Lady Bird Johnson Middle School (pictured) in Irving, Texas, the state’s first net-zero-energy school
  • Higher Education Institution: Emory University in Atlanta, which has among the highest number of square feet of LEED-certified space of any campus in America
  • Ambassador: Lori Braunstein, director for green schools for the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC), who has developed a comprehensive strategy for engaging and supporting teachers, students, facilities managers, and administrators around sustainability programs in schools.
  • Policy Maker: Colorado state senator Andy Kerr, who successfully passed a bill in the spring of 2013 requiring all school districts in the state to build new schools or to reconstruct schools to the highest possible energy efficiency
  • Moment for the Movement: California Proposition 39, the Clean Energy Jobs Act, under which $2.5 billion will be directed toward energy efficiency projects and repairs to promote healthy, high-performing schools in California over the next five years
  • Business Leadership: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), which serves as a partner of the Center for Green Schools’ Green Apple program, making a financial contribution in honor of school customers who switch from physical textbook samples to the greener digital alternative.
  • Community Event: Green Apple Day of Service event at Duckett’s Lane Elementary School in Elkridge. Maryland, where Grimm +Parker Architects joined Dustin Construction and the school’s students, principal, and staff to coordinate a student-led scavenger hunt for environmental features in and around the new school
  • Collaboration: Celebrate Sustainability, a “green partnership” among Virginia Tech, the town of Blacksburg, Virginia, and Sustainable Blacksburg that comes together to celebrate the sustainability achievements of the school and the town over the previous year
  • Transformation: The Green Schools Academy, bringing together private, public, parochial and charter schools to work toward a culture of sustainability and transformation in healthy schools
  • Student Leadership: Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council in Fayette County, Kentucky, a project-based organization comprising students from all high schools in the county that meets monthly to discuss collaborative environmental outreach projects and more.




USGBC Announces 2013 Best of Green Schools

03 January, 2014


 
The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has unveiled its third annual “Best of Green Schools” list in recognition of educational institutions, individuals, initiatives, and communities committed to creating healthy, sustainable learning environments.

Recipients of the Best of Green Schools 2013 include:
  • K-12 School: Lady Bird Johnson Middle School (pictured) in Irving, Texas, the state’s first net-zero-energy school
  • Higher Education Institution: Emory University in Atlanta, which has among the highest number of square feet of LEED-certified space of any campus in America
  • Ambassador: Lori Braunstein, director for green schools for the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC), who has developed a comprehensive strategy for engaging and supporting teachers, students, facilities managers, and administrators around sustainability programs in schools.
  • Policy Maker: Colorado state senator Andy Kerr, who successfully passed a bill in the spring of 2013 requiring all school districts in the state to build new schools or to reconstruct schools to the highest possible energy efficiency
  • Moment for the Movement: California Proposition 39, the Clean Energy Jobs Act, under which $2.5 billion will be directed toward energy efficiency projects and repairs to promote healthy, high-performing schools in California over the next five years
  • Business Leadership: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), which serves as a partner of the Center for Green Schools’ Green Apple program, making a financial contribution in honor of school customers who switch from physical textbook samples to the greener digital alternative.
  • Community Event: Green Apple Day of Service event at Duckett’s Lane Elementary School in Elkridge. Maryland, where Grimm +Parker Architects joined Dustin Construction and the school’s students, principal, and staff to coordinate a student-led scavenger hunt for environmental features in and around the new school
  • Collaboration: Celebrate Sustainability, a “green partnership” among Virginia Tech, the town of Blacksburg, Virginia, and Sustainable Blacksburg that comes together to celebrate the sustainability achievements of the school and the town over the previous year
  • Transformation: The Green Schools Academy, bringing together private, public, parochial and charter schools to work toward a culture of sustainability and transformation in healthy schools
  • Student Leadership: Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council in Fayette County, Kentucky, a project-based organization comprising students from all high schools in the county that meets monthly to discuss collaborative environmental outreach projects and more.

 


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