Green schools = Productive and healthy mind for students + Extra money for schools. This was the message sent last month at BASF's High Performance Buildings for Education summit held in New York City.
While construction chemical companies are indeed seeing great business potential in growing green buildings trend, there is no doubt (as seen on different case presentations that day) that the education sector will benefit greatly from making school buildings eco-friendly, energy-efficient, and sustainably designed.
According to BASF, the timing for long-term investment in school infrastructure is ripe because of the large federal economic stimulus plan which is providing schools with $90bn. The company said the summit was aimed at providing information on current construction chemicals technology available to retrofit or build green schools.
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[Photo from the Baltimore County Public Schools]