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11/22/2013

Survey Reveals Support in Schools Going Green

 
Most American's support schools going green.

A new independent nationwide survey reveals three out of four Americans are supportive of green schools. The survey, sponsored by United Technologies Corp. and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools, explores American’s attitudes toward the country’s public school buildings and investments to modernize school infrastructure.

The survey results show that 90% of Americans think it is important to improve public school buildings. More than half of those surveyed, 54%, would rate K-12 school buildings and infrastructure in the United States as poor or fair at best.

“The results of this nationwide survey are a call to action for elected officials and school leaders across the country,” said Rachel Gutter, director of the Center for Green Schools at USGBC. “Nine out of 10 Americans believe that it’s time for us to invest in transforming aging school facilities into 21st century learning environments.

More than half of Americans surveyed also feel that the U.S. does not spend enough money on buildings and infrastructure in K-12 schools. While 49% would donate to a green schools cause and 43% would volunteer time to green their own schools.

The Center for Green Schools estimates it will cost $271 billion to bring school buildings up to working order and comply with laws. If additional steps are taken to ensure schools meet today’s education, safety, and health standards, the Center estimates that figure grows to $542 billion.

The independent survey of 500 Americans was conducted via telephone from Oct. 31– Nov. 4, 2013 by David Binder Research.

 


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11/26/2014

Survey shows green initiatives pay off in hiring as well as energy.

11/25/2014

More executives choosing alternatives to LEED.

11/24/2014

EPA challenge to increase diversion rates for the holidays.

11/21/2014

Framework allows users a better look at roofing's environmental impact.

11/20/2014

Study finds paper towel dispensers carry far fewer germs.

11/19/2014

Tool will help manage information during power outages.

11/18/2014

Requirements include energy, IEQ, and sustainability updates.

11/17/2014

Group of 17 properties earn energy efficiency designation.

11/14/2014

Water conservation efforts see results.

11/13/2014

Study shows sustainable investments weather the winter.

11/12/2014

Standard focuses on occupant health.

11/11/2014

EPA says cleanup will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

11/10/2014

Methane will be used as a fuel source.

11/07/2014

ASTM to target roofing material diversion rates. 

11/06/2014

ORNL scientists look to the future of renewable energy integration.

11/05/2014

Lawsuits unlikely to convince polluters to change opposition to legislative reform. 

11/04/2014

Green building investment jumps in 2013. 

11/03/2014

Study shows difference between reported and measured occupant behavior

10/31/2014

Report shows energy modeling as key to improving building performance

10/30/2014

Report shows healthy features and practices yield results.

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