300 Schools On Green Building Council’s Certification Waiting List
So many schools are going green that the council, which previously certified schools based on commercial-building guidelines, just came out with benchmarks specifically for schools.
So far, 27 schools have received the certification.
The Council of Educational Facility Planners International estimates that green building will comprise as much as 10 percent of the school construction market by 2010.
Most school districts building green schools are willing to spend the two percent more in construction costs in order to ensure lower utility bills over the long run.
A recent report found that building green would save an average school $100,000 each year – enough to hire two new additional full-time teachers.
Energy Manager News
- Making Solar Inverters Smarter
- Unlocking the Power of Building Data
- Lockheed Martin Installs the GridStar Storage System at Syracuse Facility
- Schneider Electric Unveils Continuous Efficiency
- Avista Lauds ‘Fair’ Settlement in Idaho Rate Case
- BGE’s SEED Program Offers Energy Discounts to 19 Commercial Customers
- Retailer Offers 100% Solar Plan in Texas
- Dissecting the Data Revolution