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Report: Education Sector to Continue Green Investments: Health and wellbeing are as important as cost savings

Both K-12 and universities plan to continue investments in green schools, citing financial and social benefits, according to a new study by McGraw-Hill Construction. "Over 75 percent of respondents consider improving indoor air quality and enhancing health and wellbeing as key drivers, which is nearly the same percentage that cite financial benefits, such as lower operating costs and reduced energy use," said Harvey Bernstein, vice president, Industry Insights and Alliances for McGraw-Hill Construction. "In the K-12 sector, social factors are particularly prominent, with over 75 percent of respondents also citing increased student performance as an important element of their decision to build green. Aside from the real benefits to our young people in their development, this is also particularly important at driving future green building growth, as our next generation of co...

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