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‘Green’ Schools Don’t Deliver Energy Savings, Report Says

Green-certified schools typically cost more to build than conventional schools, and don’t always deliver energy savings, according to a USA Today report.

The newspaper says the Houston Independent School District — the seventh-largest school district in the nation — in 2007 implemented a series of energy-efficiency designs to achieve LEED certification for two new schools.  Last year, however, the schools ranked 205th and 155th out of 239 Houston schools in energy cost per student.

Read more at Energy Manager Today.

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One thought on “‘Green’ Schools Don’t Deliver Energy Savings, Report Says

  1. My experience is that for some weird reason, when someone does a LEED facility they assume it is energy efficient. The architect is going after a AIA award and the equipment, design, operation are usually swayed more toward environmental issues and the commissioning does not delete the “valueless engineering” out the proper equipment and the necessary BAS control points. In other words the A&E does not always keep their eye on the vista but are lost in the foreground.

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