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Number of LEED-certified schools hits 2,000 | U.S. Green Building Council

Number of LEED-certified schools hits 2,000 | U.S. Green Building Council

For years, the Center for Green Schools at USGBC has kept a close eye on the way that K–12 schools interact with or purchase the resources and products that USGBC provides. It’s one way to tell how well the benefits of green building are reaching schools and school districts, and it also tells USGBC when we need to do some research to improve the solutions we’re offering. Just recently, we reached a major milestone: 2,000 LEED -certified K–12 schools. True to our LEED standards, our 2,000th school, the Rio Grande High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, operates with high levels of sustainability. With on-site renewable energy, the use of low-emitting materials and reduction in water use, among other features, the Rio Grande High School earned LEED Gold certification. With thousands of schools becoming certified, there’s a wealth of sustainability trends to observe. Here ar...

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