Sustainability Initiatives

Efforts by schools and universities to operate environmentally friendly facilities and programs.


Broward County Public Schools
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Broward County (Fla.) district acquires 60 electric school buses

April 28, 2023
The school system received a state grant of $14.8 million to buy the zero-emission vehicles.
Lehigh University
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Lehigh University is adding a 20-acre solar farm in Bethlehem, Pa.

April 14, 2023
The project is designed to supply 100% of the electricity needs of the Goodman campus, which is home to the university’s athletic facilities.
Clark County School District
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Clark County (Nev.) district will spend about $300 million converting athletic fields from grass to artificial turf

Feb. 14, 2023
The district estimates that converting the fields will cut water usage by about 500 million gallons a year.
Turner Construction Co.
chico state bbs

Planned building at Chico State University aims for net-zero energy

Feb. 7, 2023
The $98 million College of Behavioral and Social Sciences building is set to open in 2024.
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heat pumps

Putting the Healthy in HVAC

Feb. 3, 2023
A new report from two environmental groups calls for schools to install all-electric high-performance HVAC systems.


Asu Green

eBook: Green Schools Digest

Jan. 1, 2023
Learn the leading sustainability strategies being employed by education facilities across the U.S.
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New York City will convert 100 schools to electric heat

Oct. 28, 2022
City officials say the switch from heating oil will improve air quality and substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Chula Vista Elementar School District
chula vista solar

Chula Vista (Calif.) district completes installation of $32 million solar energy system

Oct. 13, 2022
The district says the system is projected to save $70 million in energy costs over the next 25 years.
University of North Carolina
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University of North Carolina is building a $150 million business school facility on its Chapel Hill campus

Oct. 5, 2022
The Steven D. Bell Hall will enable the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School to admit 50% more students to its programs.
ev charging stations

Getting plugged in

Oct. 3, 2022
Universities can jump-start a renewable future with EV charging.