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UC to Use Green Bonds

UC to Use Green Bonds

As a University of Cincinnati alumnae, as well as a past resident adviser at UC, I was very pleased today to read that UC is going to be issuing green bonds to finance the renovation of Scioto Hall, a more than slightly out of date residence hall on the university’s main campus. A few years […]

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Bush Library Earns LEED Platinum

Bush Library Earns LEED Platinum

My husband and I have a lot in common, but typically not political views/allegiances. He served a stint as an advance team member for George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential campaign and consequently was invited to, and attended, yesterday’s dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at SMU.  Political views aside, […]

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Why do Green Schools Matter? Part 2

Why do Green Schools Matter? Part 2

In my “Why do Green Schools Matter? Part 1″ post, I focused on anecdotal evidence of the difference a green school in London, Ohio is making. Stories of increased attendance, better staff retention and just an overall sense of improved well-being aren’t unique to London Middle School either- we have heard similar stories from nearly […]

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Why do Green Schools Matter? Part 1

Why do Green Schools Matter? Part 1

Last week, I had the opportunity to tour one of my firm’s recently completed school projects, London Middle School, with Eric Steva, the project architect for SHP, some representatives for the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) and Rachel Gutter, the Director of USGBC’s Center for Green Schools. I have been involved with some aspects of […]

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Is Your School Harboring Mold?

Is Your School Harboring Mold?

It seems like mold in our schools is making the news on almost a weekly basis these days. This recent CNN Article, Are Schools Making Kids Sick?, is a prime example and tells the story of a third grader in Connecticut who missed over 50 days of school in one year likely due to poor […]

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