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  1. […] One useful evaluation tool is the USGBC’s LEED certification system. It awards buildings points for things such as recycling construction debris, conserving water, reducing energy use, and controlling soil erosion. There are four LEED rankings–certified, silver, gold, and platinum–and separate programs for new construction, existing buildings, homes, and schools. When this issue of Current Health went to press, more than 675 elementary and secondary schools had registered seeking LEED certification, and 78 U.S. schools–including St. Catherine’s–had received it. […]

    December 9, 2014
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