AWI e-briefs - 07/02/2009 (Plain Text Version)

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U.S. Conference of Mayors and USGBC Urge Congress to Support Green Schools Legislation

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) have urged Congress to commit additional research funding to evaluating the environmental, economic and health benefits of green schools, and endorsed the recent passage of the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public Schools Facilities Act Passes. H.R. 2187 authorizes billions of dollars to support school repair, renovations and modernization projects in school districts nationwide.

At its 77th Annual Meeting in Providence last week, USCM adopted the "Make Green Schools a Reality" resolution, which supports building, repairing and making operations and maintenance improvements to schools throughout the U.S. by using tools like the LEED® green building rating system.  [Return to top]