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Center for green schools

January 2012

Published on January 31, 2012 Written by Rachel Gutter Posted in Center for Green Schools

A growing body of research indicates that students learn better when they learn firsthand through hands-on experiences. At the Center for Green Schools, we think the same is true for everybody else, including the millions of teachers who dedicate their lives to educating our children. That’s why the Center, along with our friends at...

Published on January 26, 2012 Written by Anthony Dalton Posted in Center for Green Schools

Parents want to know: is building a school as a LEED school expensive? It all depends. Initial construction costs can sometimes be high, but with a careful budget and post construction energy performance studies, building to LEED standards saves a great deal of money over time. Additionally, green schools can be created at or below regional K-...

Published on January 25, 2012 Written by Anonymous Posted in Center for Green Schools

Reposted from the White House Council on Environmental Quality's blog

CEQ Chair Nancy Sutley joined Mayor Jeri Muoio in West Palm Beach to tour Northboro Elementary School – a recently modernized...

Published on January 12, 2012 Written by Rachel Gutter Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools operates within a non-profit called the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). While the Center has a mission that is focused on schools and the students who attend them, USGBC’s broader mission is to create green buildings and communities for all, believing that everyone is entitled to live, breathe, learn and work...

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