Schools Go Green for Health

NEW YORK — Schools increasingly cite health benefits as reason for going green, according to a new study issued by McGraw-Hill Construction.

In their market survey New and Retrofit Green Schools: The Cost Benefits and Influence of a Green School on its Occupants, McGraw-Hill Construction found that 89 percent of K-12 schools named enhancing the health and well-being of students as a top reason for constructing, renovating and operating greener schools. In 2007, only 61 percent of K-12 schools acknowledged health as a motive for sustainability.

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