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The ACEF Sustainable Campuses section features news, articles, events, legislation, and tools for researchers as well as practitioners regarding the 'greening' of school facilities and campuses. 

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Energy-efficiency, reuse of building space and material help Hoosac Valley earn LEED Gold
Jul 29, 2013
The energy-efficient design of the renovation of Hoosac Valley Middle and High School has garnered an LEED Gold certification -- and more than $800,000 for both Adams and Cheshire. The school has been honored by the U.S. Green Building Council with its Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification - the second highest certification a building can achieve.

Bond money spent wisely
Jul 11, 2013
The district reportedly has saved about $1.1 million in natural gas costs since the improvements were implemented in 2010. This equates to about a quarter-million dollars per year. The district used money to update boilers, install energy-efficient windows and doors, professional domestic cleaning, switch to one central water heater per building, and add new boilers and temperature controls in most buildings.

Penn State Extension: Community Garden shed gets green roof
Jul 01, 2013
Community Gardens are popping up all over the country. Why? As people become more concerned about what they eat and what has happens to their food prior buying it, the desire to grow your own food is evident. In cooperation with the Adams County Commissioners, Penn State Extension provided a community garden for those that wanted to garden that either didn't have the opportunity on their own property or just enjoyed the sociable nature of community gardening.

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