WASHINGTON – The U.S. Green Building Council awarded 12 programs its inaugural Excellence in Green Building Curriculum Recognition Awards and Incentive Grants. USGBC said the program is a central component of its commitment to identify and disseminate innovative green build curricula to educators across the country.

The awards and grants recognize pre-K through college-level curricula that advance the green building ideals of transforming how buildings and communities are designed, built and operated. The awards honor existing green building education projects, activities or programs. The Incentive Grants provide monetary support of $20,000 each for schools or organizations to develop new curriculum.

Recognition Award Recipient include::
School Building Week: School of the Future Student Design Competition, The Council of Educational Facility Planners, Scottsdale, AZ
Kentucky Green & Healthy Schools, Kentucky Environmental Education Council, Frankfort, KY
Residential Building Technology Program, Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ
Beyond Curriculum: Cross-Campus Sustainability at Grand Valley State University, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
The Alley-Flat Initiative, University of Texas Austin, Austin, TX
ecoMOD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

2008 Incentive Grants – $20,000 each
Architecture Handbook 2: A Student Guide to Understanding Buildings, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago, IL
Design + Build + Live Green, Youth Learning Academy, Charlottesville, VA
Green Building Technologies Course Curriculum, Eastern Iowa Community College District, Davenport, IA
Online Course Green Building Off the Grid: A Net-Zero Energy Residence, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM
Collaborative Green Building Practice, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Sustainable Architecture that Teaches (SAT) Curriculum, University of Maine Farmington, Farmington, ME

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