Renaissance Academy gets national display - "The National Building Museum in Washington DC will feature the Renaissance Academy as part of its newest museum exhibition, Green Schools, which is dedicated to the sustainability efforts in American schools. Renaissance will be one of more than 40 projects highlighted in the exhibit, which will run through Jan. 5, 2014." More info on sustainable schools in this collection.
John Yeates Middle School science teacher Lou Garland opens the skylights April 14, 2015, inside the alternative-energy classroom he created. The classroom, in a mobile unit behind the school, uses solar and wind energy. <span class='credit'>(L. Todd Spencer | The Virginian-Pilot)</span>
Sacred Heart Lower and Middle School Stevens Library | Living Future - Producing twice the energy consumed the “Net Zero Energy Building Certified by the International Living Future Institute and targeted to be LEED® Platinum. The project was designed and constructed at 20% below industry standard prices"
The gray skies that seem permanently parked over the Upper Midwest from November to March are still letting through enough solar energy to help power two school buildings in north suburban Libertyville District 70, according to district officials.