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Green Schools

Green schools are schools that conserve energy and resources through design and/ or practice. In some cases buildings are designed to maximize natural resources, like the sun, so they are more energy efficient. Others get the green label by using more recycled products and having extensive school-wide recycling programs.

Schools in the U.S. can earn a green designation from the U.S. Green Building Council and receive a rating in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

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Article by Ellen R. Delisio
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