What Makes Green Buildings Green?

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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 Achieving sustainability in K-12 construction is often hampered by outdated design guidelines within the school districts, high-volume, energy-hungry spaces such as gymnasia and auditoria, and inappropriate siting of schools in remote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.
Kollie, Ellen
School Planning and Management
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