26 Nov '13, 2pm

National Building Museum Panel on Prioritizing Green Schools - EcoBuilding Pulse

Hubert H. Humphrey Elementary School in Staten Island, N.Y. became recognized as a Green Ribbon School this year for its array of STEM-based learning programs where students can do projects from growing gardens to building solar-powered vehicles. Credit: Courtesy of U.S. Department of Education Providing a healthy, safe environment for children promotes higher student performance, improved health among students and staff, and higher staff satisfaction, as recent studies show . And while building better-performing, greener schools can improve these outcomes, building green schools and greening existing buildings generally requires more up-front costs. When school districts face tight budgets and expanding student populations, what prevents healthy schools from slipping as a priority? The National Building Museum hosted a panel discussion last week to examine current strateg...

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