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Greening Your Existing School Building
For Existing School Buildings
Green building practices for the operation and maintenance of school buildings can save money and provide a healthier environment for teachers and students. If you have pursued any of the paths toward waste reduction, energy and water efficiency, and green purchasing outlined in the other Greening Your School sections, you are already on the path to having a green building. The U.S. Green Building Council provides a LEED for Schools rating system which outlines practices that you may already have implemented. Certifying a school building as a green building or your campus as a green campus can help you publicize the sustainability achievements you have made. To learn more and consider whether green building certification is right for your school, see the links below and the information in the Green Certification section.