What Makes Green Buildings Green?

Web Abstract: 
Discusses the six sustainability standards of the United States Green Building Council, under which there are 69 elements that can be implemented and translated into points. A building must comply with at least 29 of the 69 elements to obtain LEED certification. Achieving sustainability in K-12 construction is often hampered by outdated design guidelines within the school districts, high-volume, energy-hungry spaces such as gymnasia and auditoria, and inappropriate siting of schools in remote locations.
Author: 
Kollie, Ellen
Journal: 
School Planning and Management
Publication Date: 
03/31/2004
Page Numbers: 
GB3,GB5,GB6,GB8
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