Building 'Green' Schools

If voters approve a new school construction bond, plans call for eco-friendly school buildings to begin sprouting up all over Portland, Oregon.

"Metro school districts want to build 19 buildings in coming years. If they get the money [from the bond], most of the districts are considering erecting buildings that meet national environmental and energy efficiency standards.

Six Oregon schools -- including North Clackamas High School and the cafeteria at Beaverton High -- currently hold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certifications. Portland's new Rosa Parks Elementary School and a school in Canby are awaiting the certification."

Full Story: Schools could spark green building boom


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