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Friday Roundup: State of our Schools Report Makes Headlines

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Here's our weekly collection of green building clips:

Report: Half trillion needed to update schools, Associated Press. The 2013 State of our Schools Report from USGBC’s Center for Green Schools saw major coverage upon its release this week, as it brought to light the massive maintenance bill facing pre-K-12 schools in our nation. Among other outlets, American Public Media's "Marketplace" program also covered the story, interviewing Center for Green Schools Director Rachel Gutter.

Can Washington D.C. Become One of America’s Greenest Cities?, EarthTechling. Washington recently released its Sustainable DC Plan, a 20-year road map with 32 goals, 31 targets and more than 140 actions that aim to make Washington the greenest in the nation.

USGBC Offers New Tools for Investors to Track ‘Green’ Building, National Real Estate Investor. In an interview, USGBC Vice President of Research Chris Pyke explains how USGBC is making green building information more accessible and useful with the Green Building Information Gateway, and how USGBC is helping the financial community invest in green space with the soon-to-be-launched FTSE-NAREIT-USGBC U.S. Green Real Estate Index.

‘Green Schools' go on National Display, Education Week. “Sprout Space,” a new sustainable modular classroom, is currently on display in Washington, D.C., at the National Building Museum as part of an exhibit on green schools.

Congratulations to the LEED Customer Experience Team for taking home a Bronze Stevie Award for Front Line Customer Service Team of the Year!

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Jacob Kriss

Media Specialist U.S. Green Building Council

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