Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hoover's Green Construction Technology Facility Dedicated

Ribbon cutting at Hoover
Hoover students and staff join Board
of Education member Shelia Jackson
at the facility's dedication.
The cutting-edge Green Construction Technology building at Hoover High School, a true model of green construction that serves as an educational lab for teaching students about renewable technologies in construction, including photovoltaic solar systems, renewable and recycled building products and energy efficiency, is now open.

Students in Hoover High School's Sustainable Academy of Building and Engineering recently helped dedicate the 5,700-square-foot College, Career and Technical Education facility, which features a modern commercial wood shop set in an industrial arts classroom.

Immediately following the Feb. 29 dedication ceremony, Academy students built derby cars and learned about alternative energy and fuel efficiency vehicles. The Academy focuses on sustainable building techniques and career opportunities in the energy and construction fields.The Green Construction Technology building recently earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Sliver Certification by the Green Building Certification Institute.
The nearly $3.9 million Green Construction Technology Facility was funded by San Diego Unified School District’s Proposition S and California Proposition 1D matching-funds grant, which can only be used for capital facility improvements. The project partners for the new facility were Group Cristilli Architects and Soltek-Pacific Construction. For more details on Prop. S or CCTE, visit or, or call (619) 725-7252.