Green Schools: High Performance Green Schools

Better Places To Learn: High Performance Green Schools

Children in a classroom"This building makes me smarter"

Overheard by a teacher at Grace B. Luhrs Elementary, a new high performance green school in Shippensburg.

High performance green schools:

  • Enhance students' ability to learn by providing an environment with lots of natural light, high indoor air quality, and good acoustics.
  • Incorporate environmental lessons throughout their curriculum and use the building as a tool for illustrating how man-made environments interact with natural systems.

Free Online Training - Introduction to LEED for Schools
Presented by: U.S. Green Building Council

Designed for those new to USGBC and the LEED for Schools Rating Systems, this course helps define the benefits of green schools especially to the unity, student and teacher productivity and health. Also addressed are funding issues such as sources, bonds & tax issues, and making the case to decision makers. This free online training seminar is available at the following website: Greenbuild365

Please explore the following web links for additional information on High Performance Green Schools: