Sustainability Initiatives

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


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Brown University explores geothermal energy

Dec. 1, 2023
Test wells are being installed on the Providence, Rhode Island, campus to determine if a geothermal system is feasible.

Baltimore County (Maryland) district begins construction of $70.6 million net-zero-energy elementary school

Nov. 21, 2023
Deer Park Elementary in Owings Mills is being designed to produce as much energy as it uses.
Bruner/Cott Architects
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Yale Divinity School plans to build net-positive-energy residence hall

Sept. 11, 2023
The "Living Village" will provide living space for 51 students when it opens in August 2025
The Collaborative
Toledo Ev Rendering

Toledo (Ohio) school district is building an electric vehicle center

Sept. 11, 2023
The $5.7 million facility will offer students classes on design and maintenance of electric vehicles.
Georgetown University
Georgetown University's residential building at 55 H. St. NW in Washington, D.C.

Inside: Sustainability

July 3, 2023
LEED platinum for Georgetown residence hallGeorgetown University says its residential building at 55 H St. NW in downtown Washington, D.C., has received LEED Platinum certification...


Asu Green

eBook: Green Schools Digest

Jan. 1, 2023
Learn the leading sustainability strategies being employed by education facilities across the U.S.
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.
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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.
University of Denver
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Inside: Sustainable Solutions

Feb. 3, 2023
Career center at University of Denver gets LEED Platinum ratingThe Burwell Center for Career Achievement at the University of Denver has received LEED Platinum certification from...