ATLANTA — With the goal of promoting healthier schools, the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute
announced today that it will host a panel discussion-style news conference at Greenbuild 2010
, according to a press release.
The discussion, which will explore critical issues facing the greening of America''s schools, will be moderated by Holley Henderson, International Interior Design Association
(IIDA) member, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-Accredited Professional
(LEED-AP), founder of H2Ecodesign Inc
., and will feature panelists Henning Bloech, LEED-AP, executive director of the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute; Rachel Gutter, director of the Center for Green Schools at USGBC
; and Jennifer Seydel, member of the board of directors for the Green Charter Schools Network
, the release stated.
Topics to be explored include the environmental and human health impacts of green schools; the cost-savings and capital gains of sustainably built; and operated schools and the broader social, economic and cultural consequences of the broad adoption of green building practices, the release noted.
"We are pleased to team up with the USGBC Center for Green Schools and the Green Charter Schools Network to help drive awareness about greener, healthier schools and their connection to healthier, more productive students," said Henning Bloech, LEED-AP, executive director of the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute.
"At a time when asthma rates are skyrocketing among children, resulting in 14 million missed school days each year in this country alone, it’s critical that school leaders, community leaders, government leaders, parents and educators work together to ignite change. Healthier schools lead to healthier students," Bloech added.