4 features for healthy, green schools
Since 2014, the World Green Building Council and its Green Building Councils have led the way on communicating the benefits of green buildings to people through the Better Places for People project.
Work on offices, retail and residential buildings has pushed the market to better incorporate the economic benefits green buildings provide to people into the business case for green buildings.
While the work has focused on how adults typically experience buildings, the WGBC has provided additional resources on health, well-being and productivity in schools, with a specific focus on how schools impact students under the age of 18.
Schools are often under-maintained, the organization says. School is a place a child has to go, no matter the indoor environmental conditions. And young children are impacted by indoor environmental factors, like poor air quality, more than adults. We must make a school environment healthy for students in order to help them thrive.
How are children impacted by the buildings in which they learn? Do schools impact their health and performance?
The infographic below from the WGBC looks at four ways schools can be healthier.
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