TITLE

America's Schools Are Going Green

AUTHOR(S)
Luepke, Gary
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Mar2007, Vol. 79 Issue 3, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the launch of a green program for schools by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). A report from the American Federation of Teachers stressed that schools are providing heating and ventilation systems without considering the learning environment they are giving the students. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program will be introduced by the USGBC with an aim of involving schools in going green. The author notes that the green building of the schools is an investment.
ACCESSION #
24442087

 

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