From the USGBC -
"Green schools cost less to operate, freeing up resources to truly improve students’ education. Their carefully planned acoustics and abundant daylight make it easier and more comfortable for students to learn. Their clean indoor air cuts down sick days and gives our children a head start for a healthy, prosperous future. And their innovative design provides a wealth of hands-on learning opportunities."
"Across the United States, school districts large and small are realizing the benefits of green schools. Students, parents, teachers and community members are making the difference, by letting elected officials know they want their schools built, operated, and maintained green."