Relationship Between Green School Design and Student Achievement, Attendance, and Student Behaviors

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Literature is replete with the harmful effects of poorly maintained facilities on building occupants. District officials are charged with constructing schools of quality while also serving as conscientious stewards of public monies; therefore, school leaders need facility research to support decision-making. The purpose of the study was to examine the impact that schools constructed following Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification standards have on student achievement, student attendance, and teacher's perceptions compared to non-LEED schools. Analysis revealed no significant effect for student achievement or attendance. A significant effect was indicated in air quality and to a lesser degree, acoustics. [Author's abstract]
Bruick, Deborah L
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