30 Dec '11, 3pm

USGBC Recognizes Ten Leaders in Green Education

USGBC Recognizes Ten Leaders in Green Education

USGBC's Center for Green Schools lauds ten groups for taking the lead on green building education. This student services center, designed by Hill & Wilkinson for the University of Texas–Dallas, is the first building in the UT system to achieve LEED Platinum. Automated terra cotta louvers, seen on the right, help keep the building cool in the extreme Texas heat. UT–Dallas was recently named Best Higher-Ed Innovator by the Center for Green Schools. My first lesson in how insulation works came during high school physics class--but not as part of an experiment. Our physics lab was in the chilly basement, and the "lesson" consisted of Sister Bernie explaining to a shivering classmate that we should all come to physics class with extra layers because "dead air is the best insulator." It was the old admonition to put on a sweater packaged as an explanation of why putting on a swe...

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