14 Apr '11, 7am

Meet the woman leading the charge to green America’s schools via @grist

Meet the woman leading the charge to green America’s schools via @grist

in Manassas Park, Va. Every decision around the facility was made with curriculum and learning in mind. It has connections to the outdoors, amazing thought going into occupant engagement. Instead of having a spiffy automated system for ventilation, a little green light comes on when conditions are prime for opening the windows. The kids just go nuts and run to open all the windows. It's Pavlovian. They've got seven different local species of wood in the school. It's thick on the first floor and gets thinner as it goes up to the third floor, because each is designed to be one of the layers of the forest canopy. Each of the classrooms is named after one of the species that would be found at that level of the forest, and there are little footprints throughout the school of those species. What's so magical about that school is that the teachers are so happy; the principal is g...

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