USGBC Launches Green Schools Resource Site


The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has launched a new site for schools going green and for those looking to promote green initiatives on their campuses. The new site, Build Green Schools, is designed for a wide range of users, providing resources for students, parents, teachers, and school administrators alike.

Build Green Schools is designed to bolster efforts to create healthy and environmentally friendly schools. It includes facts on the benefits green schools, including the "ways green schools foster learning, decrease student and teacher absenteeism from respiratory and other illnesses, reduce energy and water bills, and provide models for teaching the world's future leaders about sustainability to benefit communities for generations to come," according to USGBC.

It also provides, among other things:

  • Profiles of schools that have already "gone green";
  • Samples of policies that have been instituted to ensure environmentally sound construction in the future;
  • Links for further research; and
  • A social networking area for sharing best practices, experiences, and ideas.

Further information can be found at the links below.

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