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ERIC Number: EJ935434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
Lighting Demands in Green Schools
Danis, Jim; Thurnquist, Annmarie
American School & University, v83 n9 p36-39 May 2011
Growing up in a more eco-conscious world, incoming students are more savvy about "greening" the world around them. A decade ago, green college campuses were those that offered recycling bins in residence halls. Now education institutions are integrating sustainability efforts into as many aspects of their campus operations as possible. And that includes construction: When constructing or remodeling buildings on campus, education institutions' requests to construction companies have been moving decidedly in the green direction. The construction industry has been ahead of the curve for a while in terms of adhering to LEED standards and helping institutions become more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. In recent years, that has meant much more than using renewable construction materials or installing solar panels. The demand for more eco-friendly lighting options in particular has increased, and the industry has been quick to adapt, which in turn serves as a selling point to students who are focused on sustainability. So, whether an institution is considering new construction or renovating an existing space, there are ways to integrate sustainability into lighting schemes. This article discusses a few eco-friendly lighting options that appeal to students.
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Language: English
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