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Act 46 Increases Reimbursement for Districts Building Green Schools

When Gov. Rendell signed the omnibus education bill-- House Bill 628 -- into law as Act 46, the legislation included specific provisions reimbursing school districts at higher rates for refurbishing and expanding existing buildings to meet the LEED green building standards.

Section 26(c.4) of the bill allows reimbursement of from $470 to $620 per pupil for primary and secondary school projects that bring existing buildings up to the silver, gold or platinum LEED standard.

The bill directs the Department of Education to work with the Governor’s Green Government Council to develop the guidelines needed to implement this provision.

(contributed by the Green Building Alliance)

Websites: Pennsylvania Green Schools Program

PA High Performance Green Schools Case Studies

High Performance Green Schools - GGGC

Radnor Dedicates First Green School

Pittsburgh High School Goes Green


7/29/2005

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