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Green Schools Don't Make the Grade

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Publication Date: August 2008

Publisher(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Author(s): Todd Myers

Funder(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Funder(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Topic: Education (Schools)

Keywords: Green; Schools

Type: Brief

Abstract:

Congress is considering funding a range of projects designed to reduce carbon emissions, including the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act, which would provide $20 billion to build public schools that meet "green" environmental standards. House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller (D-Calif.) says the legislation will not only save energy, but also make the facilities safer and cleaner and dramatically reduce costs. Advocates claim that such schools will use 35 percent less energy.