District officials marked the start of construction on the new Sustainable Technologies Facility at Scripps Ranch High School with a ceremonial groundbreaking at the project site that included board trustee Kevin Beiser, College Career & Technical Education and Proposition S teams, and project partners.
Speakers at the late afternoon ceremony addressed the importance of sustainable and renewable resources, and how the new facility will enable student learning in this emerging industry under the school’s Sustainable Technologies Program.
The $6.4 million facility includes five structures totaling 10,000 square feet and will incorporate sustainable design and green building strategies to create a healthy learning environment. It will also serve as an educational lab for teaching students about renewable technologies, such as photovoltaic panels and renewable/recycled building products.http://fpcprojects.sandi.net or call 619-725-7252.
The CCTE project, which is funded by a California Proposition 1D grant and Proposition S, is expected to be completed in fall 2012. For more details, please visit the Prop. S website.