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Green Schools

Green Schools PosterThe Green Schools program at OFCC has been in existence since September 2007, when the Commission adopted LEED for Schools® as the standard for K-12 school projects. The LEED for Schools Rating System is a comprehensive tool that looks at design and construction practices including classrom acoustics, indoor air quality, selection of building materials and energy efficiency.

The system is based on prerequisites and credits that address seven areas: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atomosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, innovation in design and regional priority.

Once design and construction for a building are complete, its systems have been tested, and it has met LEED standards, a project is eligible for one of four levels of recognition based on the number of credits obtained: Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum.

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Recent News:

07.17.2014 | 150th Ohio School Facility Awarded Green Building Certification

12.13.2014 | OFCC recognized at USGBC's LEED 100 celebration

12.11.2014 | Ohio reaches national milestone: 100th green school building certified


Resources

USGBC Green Building Schools
USDOE (US Dept. of Education)
USDOE School Modernization
USDOE Green Ribbon Schools
USDOE Green Strides: Environment, Health and Facilities
ODOE (Ohio Dept. of Education)
GBCI (Green Building Certification Institute)
GBIG (Green Building Information Gateway) 
NCEF (National Clearinghouse of Education Facilities)

LEED V2 Certified Schools

Click here for a full list of OFCC LEED Certified Schools 

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