Where we learn matters. Globally, one in eight individuals sets foot in a school every day. School buildings have an enormous impact on people and the environment. School facilities also directly affect student learning, student and staff health and school finances. Well-designed facilities are proven to have dramatic effects on measurable academic outcomes, as well as health indicators among faculty and students alike.
LEED is the world’s premier green building certification system and is applicable to all buildings at all phases of development (design, construction, operations and maintenance). The LEED certification process is designed to inspire project teams to seek innovative solutions that are better for our environment and our communities.
The Center for Green Schools at USGBC believes that everyone, from the kindergartener entering the classroom to the PhD student researching in a lab, should have the opportunity to attend schools that sustain the world they live in, enhance their health and well-being and prepare them for 21st century careers. The Center assists schools and school districts who want to help students succeed while supporting student health and the health of the planet.
Download our schools info sheet to learn more about LEED certification for schools.