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ERIC Number: EJ862977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
Renewable Selections
Pye, Linda
American School & University, v81 n11 p32-35 Jun 2009
Studies show that well designed interiors can influence education profoundly. Awareness of the importance of sustainability and its role within the learning environment is growing. Research indicates a possible link between sustainable facilities and better learning outcomes. Education is one of the fastest growing markets for green buildings and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. The U.S. Green Building Council created the LEED Green Building Rating System to encourage design and construction of high-performance, sustainable facilities. The shift toward architectural and site sustainability now is driving the need for a corresponding shift in furniture selection. The author discusses how green furniture choices can help education institutions deliver more healthful and environmentally sound buildings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A