Buildings & Grounds
Did you know? There are more than 3000 public school buildings in Pennsylvania. Each year, school districts spend millions to renovate existing buildings, or build new facilities.
Thinking of renovating or building a new school? The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) PlanCon staff can provide information on the reimbursement incentives offered for Renovate vs. Replace and LEED Certification. And, PDE has recently updated their administrative guidance to include renewable energy sources as site costs. Contact PDE to find out more.
Featured Case Study:
USGBC - US Green Building Council
USEPA - US Environmental Protection Agency
GBA - Pittsburgh Green Building Alliance
GBACPA - Green Building Association of Central PA
DVGBC - Delaware Valley Green Building Council
EPA Website for Healthy Schools
EPA Radon Zone Map for Pennsylvania
PA DEP Website with Radon Testing Information
Radnor Township School District - Radnor Township School District started thinking about green schools in the spring of 1997. As the district prepared to build a new elementary school, the community insisted on the healthiest indoor environment possible, starting the Radnor Township School District on a path to build what is considered the first green elementary school in Pennsylvania, Radnor Elementary School.- Read their Press Release.