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Greening America's Schools: Costs and Benefits

Documents the financial costs and benefits of green schools compared to conventional schools.
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This report documents the financial costs and benefits of green schools compared to conventional schools. This national review of 30 green schools demonstrates that green schools cost less than 2% more than conventional schools - or about $3 per square foot ($3/sf) - but provide financial benefits that are 20 times as large. Greening school design provides an extraordinarily cost-effective way to enhance student learning, reduce health and operational costs and, ultimately, increase school quality and competitiveness.
(26 Pages)
Published By: Capital E
Authored By: Gregory Kats
Published On: 1 Oct 2006