Monday, June 29, 2009

Great principles for “smart growth schools”

Kaid Benfield's Blog :: Great principles for “smart growth schools”
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11. Green building certification
Does the construction or renovation of the school follow best practices regarding energy efficiency, water efficiency, indoor air quality, daylighting, light pollution and earth-friendly construction techniques as set out in the LEED for Schools program?

Norris explains the thinking behind
"The Smart Growth Schools website is designed to make it easier for people to understand how they can improve their communities and schools by considering issues that are oftentimes ignored in the school planning process. These issues pertain to the intersection between Smart Growth and K-12 schools. Paying attention to these issues will result in communities saving money, decreasing the environmental impact of schools on the community, improving the health of students, and increasing the long-term support for the school system by those who do not have school-aged children."

~Original Blog Post by Kaid Benfield
Director, Smart Growth Program, Washington, DC

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