The Business Council for Sustainable Energy is an organization dedicated to implementing market-based approaches to reducing pollution and providing a diverse, secure mix of energy resources.
But the BCSE says schools can make changes which will improve the environment for children while they wait for their school to be revamped.
Jenny Thomas, head of research and policy for the BCSE, said: "When we came in the school hall was very uninspiring.
The Sustainable Energy in America 2013 Factbook was commissioned by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and supported by the generous contributions of the following BCSE
members: American Gas Association, American Wind Energy Association, Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing, First Solar, Ingersoll Rand, Johnson Controls, North American Insulation Manufacturers Association, Northern California Power Agency, Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Sempra Energy and Solar Turbines.
Today, BCSE is ranked #1 in test results among all charter schools in New York City, and boasts the highest-ranking test scores among charters in the State of New York, with an overall combined score of 90.
To date, BCSE has shared its Excellence Model informally with dozens of public, private and charter schools across the country and is involved in the Teacher Incentive Fund Partnership for Innovation in Compensation program, as well as a more recent collaboration with the University of Vermont's Stern Center for Language and Learning around early literacy initiatives - all in its collective and continued quest to help improve struggling schools.
Dominique La Fontaine, CEO of the Clean Energy Council--the industry body formed through the merger of Auswind (Australian Wind Energy Association) and the BCSE
(Australian Business Council for Sustainable Energy)--says the CWFA demonstrates the council's commitment to 'transparent community consultation and maintaining world's best practice for Australian wind projects'.
Coun Tony Wilkins, from Staffordshire County Council, said: "Staffordshire is delighted that its vision for a 'school of the future' has been highly commended by BCSE
The USGBC and BCSE
constituents represent thousands of businesses and organizations that are driving energy efficiency solutions all around the world.
The Business Council for Sustainable Energy is pleased that a number of clean energy tax measures were included in the tax extenders bill that was reported by the Senate Finance Committee and, importantly, that these extensions run through the end of 2015," said BCSE
President Lisa Jacobson.
Under the new partnership, SEIA and BCSE
will collaborate on communications, events, membership, policy, and research activities promoting solar energy.
BCSES will be developed in a top research centre Centre of Environmental Biology (CBA), Portugal- which embraces highly scientific expertise in the field, and advanced research techniques and facilities crucial for the development of BCSES.