Many students are returning to school this week so we thought we’d take a minute to discuss the importance of green schools in our communities.
Many studies have shown that green schools have an extraordinary impact on how students learn and how teachers teach, and since building and renovating schools represents the largest construction sector in the United States according to The Center for Green Schools, there’s a huge opportunity to improve schools and make a difference in student’s lives.
Additionally, green schools help save an average of $71 per square-foot in overall operating costs as you’ll see in the infographic below. Plus, facility executives name a few other benefits such as improved community image, student performance and teacher retention.
Can you name any of the green schools in America? We’d love to hear about them.