It is back to school time and time to get involved the Green Apple Day of Service. On Sept. 29, 2012, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council will host the first ever Green Apple Day of Service. For one day, advocates from across the country and around the world will come together in support of healthy, sustainable schools by taking real action in their communities.
When you look at our schools, you see outdated buildings in need of repair, often with unsafe toxins with no budgets to fix the problems. With more than 700 million children in a school building each day, there is no questioning the enormity and urgency of the task. The Center for Green Schools was established to drive the transformation of all learning environments into safe, engaging and comfortable facilities that enhance a kid’s ability to learn and a teacher’s ability to teach.
The Green Apple Day of Service will bring together individuals and communities to make changes in their schools and surrounding areas, and there are plenty of ways for you to get involved with this effort. If your local school does not have an event scheduled, help them get started. From energy, water and lighting audits, to planting a garden, painting a mural to a cleanup- there is something for everyone. Join the concerned communities from South Africa to Canada; Korea to Brazil, every school can be better served by our commitment on this day.
Advanced Control is excited to see the world wide support this event is generating for our children’s educational spaces. Advanced Control Corporation is a member of the US Green Building Council and a leader in energy management building solutions in South Florida. Our first green project was on the Broward Community College South Regional Library, so an initiative that brings the sustainable movement together with schools is especially important to us. Advanced Control also contributed to the greening of Palm Beach State College. The system provided by Advanced Control Corporation for the college controls and monitors all of the air handling units, variable air volume boxes, indoor air quality (CO2), indoor relative humidity, exhaust air system, and the chilled water system. The new center saves 29 percent in energy costs. Advanced Control Corporation has over 20 years of designing, installing and servicing building automation systems that have added to the sustainability of several thousand buildings in Florida. For more information on how we can make your school or other facility more energy efficient, contact us today at 954.491.6660.