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January 17, 2014
Cosumnes Oaks students use energy-efficient house as learning laboratory

Cassidy Goldman and the rest of her class at Cosumnes Oaks High School spent hours during their junior year watching construction workers build a small two-bedroom house on their campus in Elk Grove. They watched crews erect a solar panel that pivots toward the sun, build framing that allows for extra insulation and install photovoltaic cells on the roof to help heat water...

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February 28, 2012

The AIACC, in partnership with CASH (The Coalition for Adequate School Housing) announced the recipients of the 2012 Leroy F. Green Design + Planning Awards. “Striving for realistic solutions to existing problems such as dated facilities, overcrowding, rising costs, and stringent budgets, many public and private institutions are embracing proactive, holistic reforms...

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September 23, 2011
The Green Tech Academy is in the News Again!

The Lodi School District’s 51 school sites encompass 700 acres of land and serve 29,000 students. An ethnically and economically diverse district encompassing urban and agricultural communities, Lodi USD also has plans to be home to Green Tech Academy High School, scheduled to open in 2014. In a conversation with Green Technology Magazine, assistant superintendent for Facilities and Planning, Art Hand, talks about this unique exploration into super sustainability.

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July 15, 2011
The Mike Shellito Indoor Pool is a Finalist for the Sacramento Business Journal's Real Estate Projects Award

What: A 24,548-square-foot multi-use, highly energy efficient indoor swimming pool facility with an operable roof system that opens to allow natural ventilation and connection to the outdoors

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April 19, 2011
A Green House to be Built at Cosumnes Oaks High

A preliminary design was approved for a “green house and site” on the Cosumnes Oaks High School campus at the Elk Grove Unified School District board’s April 5 meeting.

A $100,000 grant from Lowe’s set the ambitious and unique building plan into action. The total cost is pending as the school district is seeking donors for portions of the project as well as using some developer fees and Measure A monies...

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February 1, 2011
Sweet Science

It’s massive frame was a steel skeleton only a few months ago, but Cordova High School’s new science building nearing completion, District and school officials are happily showing off the imposing structure.

Built with Measure N funds, the two-story science building includes 43,000 sq. ft. of space and will house 11 classrooms. State-of-the-art science classrooms will be upstairs while the lower level will house English classrooms.

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January 1, 2011
The Butte College Campus Center Uses High Efficiency Glass!

Butte College conducted a $4.3 million dollar project to remodel their Campus Center building. While working with glazing contractor, McCumber Glass our of Marysville, California and fabricator, Western States Glass out of Sacramento, California the remodel was done using Pilkington Eclipse Advantage™ Grey and 10mm monolithic Pilkington Energy Advantage™ to help increase energy efficiency in the building....

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February 1, 2011
Taking the Plunge: Sustainable Indoor Pools

In the dead of winter, an indoor dip may seem like an unnecessary luxury—imagine the energy required to heat a pool area to permit stripping to swimsuits, and to dehumidify the natatorium. Yet, rather than eliminate the activity, architects and engineers are applying sustainable techniques to indoor pools. Here are two projects notable for their very different sets of strategies....

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