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ERIC Number: EJ773704
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
The Green Team
Jahnigen, Charlie
American School & University, v79 n1 p32-34 Sep 2006
As interest in green building grows, much discussion has focused on aligning a project with the principles of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification: (1) cost savings through energy and water conservation; (2) improved worker productivity; (3) health, insurance and risk-management benefits; and (4) enhanced building value. LEED provides a national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings, but building green is an important consideration regardless of whether a school is pursuing certification. Throughout a project, green building experts--design architects, interior designers, lighting and landscape engineers, and facility managers--can offer insights that keep a project on schedule and on budget. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) also offers accreditation for professionals such as architects, engineers and interior designers. Using LEED-accredited professionals can be critical in helping education institutions reach green building goals.
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Language: English
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