Volunteers Prepare to Build Green Schoolhouses Across the Nation
The Green Schoolhouse Series is a unique collaboration bringing together corporations, foundations, school districts, municipalities, communities, media outlets, and volunteers to build high-performance, environmentally sustainable, LEED-Platinum designed Green Schoolhouses at Title 1, low-income, public schools. The project plans to build six schoolhouses a year, nationwide after breaking ground at Roadrunner Elementary School in Phoeniz, Arizona on December 1st at 9:00 a.m.
Environmental features of the Schoolhouses will include:
The goals of the Schoolhouses are:
Each 6,000-to 15,000-square-foot Green Schoolhouse will include:
Each Green Schoolhouse will be designed and constructed by architects, engineers and contractors donating their time and resources to the build, such as Ecological Environments headquartered in Tempe, along with building product partners and corporate sponsorship, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.
Here is a link that to videos of the project, including a fly-through of the plans for the first building and videos of some of the executives from our corporate partners describing why they decided to get involved with this green initiative.