WASHINGTON: A report praises Ohio for having more environmentally-friendly school projects under way than any other state.
The nonprofit U.S. Green Building Council says the state has 315 school projects registered and certified under the council's LEED program. LEED L-E-E-D stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and provides a set of international standards for energy-efficient and environmentally friendly methods and materials.
Spokeswoman Sue Meyer with the Ohio School Facilities Commission says the recognition is wonderful. And, she tells the Hamilton JournalNews that building a green school is no more expensive than putting up a traditional one.