U.S. House Votes $20 Billion for Green Schools
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The U.S. House of Representatives voted to provide more than $20 billion to make U.S. schools more environmentally friendly, greenerbuildings.com
reported earlier this month.
The money will be spent to retrofit schools and build new schools to me more energy efficient and provide a healthier environment for students. The program, slated to begin next year, would require schools to meet environmental building standards from LEED, Energy Star
or the Collaborative for High Performance Schools
The bill must move to the Senate for action, and if necessary, on to the White House which may veto the bill because of the cost.
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