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Green Schools Don't Improve Learning or Energy Use? - Leed, Green Building - eco-structure Magazine #LEED #debate

"Green" schools show little connection with learning or energy use according to USA Today . This week, the national newspaper renewed its examination of the value of green building, with a specific--and repeatedly negative--focus on the USGBC and itsLEED green-building rating system. The latest article examines LEED certification in relation to learning environments as well as (in the words of reporter Thomas Frank) "the little-discussed uncertainty of 'green schools,' which promise huge energy savings and rising student performance, but do not always deliver." In reviewing school test record, LEED-certification documenst, and research reports, USA Today asserts that "there is little correlation between 'green schools' and student performance or energy use." USGBC president, CEO and founding chair Rick Fedrizzi quickly issued a response to the article asserting that the st...

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