Green Schools Go on National Display

"The impact and design features of the growing number of environmentally sustainable school buildings are on display at the National Building Museum as part of an exhibit on green school space.
 
The exhibit, which opened earlier this month, also houses the first display of "Sprout Space," a new sustainable modular classroom designed by the Chicago-based architecture firm Perkins+Will. Featuring solar panels, a low-flow toilet fed by rainwater, and large glass doors and skylights, Sprout Space is designed to improve health and educational outcomes, the firm says, while also reducing the cost of construction and eliminating energy costs.
Part of a museum series focused on sustainable design, the exhibit showcases 41 schools.
 
The opening coincides with the release of a report from New York City-based McGraw-Hill Construction focusing on the financial, health, and academic benefits of green schools."
 
 
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