Benefits of a LEED certified School

It is Back-to-School time! Does your child attend a LEED certified school? LEED schools have increased daylighting which increases test scores. Better indoor air quality means fewer sick days!

Daylight Increases Scores

In terms of student performance, daylighting has been observed to lead to higher levels of student performance. The most referenced study, by Heschong Mahone Group investigating student performance related to daylighting in classrooms, identified a 21 percent improvement in student learning rates in classrooms with the most amount of daylight compared to those with the least. That connection is promising and, though education and learning are influenced by lots of variables, this study still makes a good case for daylighting.

Read the full article:  http://www.facilitiesnet.com/green/article/LEED-for-Schools-Focuses-on-Daylighting-Acoustics-and-Indoor-Air-Quality–12497

Happy Savings,

JouleFool

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