CABA Information Series
(IS-2014-74) New and Retrofit Green Schools
Since McGraw-Hill Construction’s Education Green Building SmartMarket Report was published in 2007, schools have been demonstrably on the vanguard of green building. The green school market is thriving because both the K–12 and higher education sector report seeing strong financial benefits combined?with positive impacts on student health and well being. The research results demonstrate that schools are making significant green investments and that most expect strong benefits in return. However, a significant percentage is also unsure about the benefits they are accruing, presenting an opportunity for increasing the market with better, more consistent tools for measuring.