''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.

Web Resources:

Featured Case Study:

USGBC - US Green Building Council

USEPA - US Environmental Protection Agency

- Pittsburgh Green Building Alliance

- Green Building Association of Central PA

- 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.