U.S. Green Building Council Launches Website to Help Schools Build Green

According to the U.S. Green Building Council if every school being built or renovated in America from this day forward were built to green guidelines the energy savings alone would add up to $20 Billion over the next 10 years. And they’ve developed a new website to help get you started, just in case you’ve got the chance to help make a difference in a school building project near you…

That website, buildgreenschools.org, is designed to offer facts, ideas, suggestions, and insight into the process for school board members, parents, teachers, administrators, and builders across the nation.

Of course, with 20% of the population heading off to school every day, there’s a real chance to make a difference. Especially since research shows that the average school built to satisfy LEED standards actually saves $100,000 a year in operating costs forever after; and leads to higher test scores, attendance, teacher retention rates, and pupil satisfaction as well.

Now it’s up to you to get it done. No small task indeed, but certainly a most necessary and noble one…

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