Sustainable Design & Energy Management

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A growing trend in new construction and renovation of K-12 schools is sustainable design. A number of resources provide information on how to design Virginia’s schools to help reduce energy use and operational cost in the future.

Virginia Green Ribbon Schools 

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the U.S. Department of Education will recognize schools where staff, students, officials and communities have worked together to produce energy efficient, sustainable and healthy school environments and to ensure the sustainability and environmental literacy of graduates.