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Building Learners Program

Innovation and Design
Essential questions
How can we use data and benchmarks to make my school building more efficient?
How can we use models to understand green buildings?
How does my behavior impact the efficiency of my school building?
How can we use what we learn from green buildings to help our community achieve its sustainability goals?

By using the building as a laboratory for STEM learning, students are empowered to propose data-driven solutions for healthier, more efficient school environments.

How does Building Learners support student learning?

  • Standards-aligned, hands-on lessons
  • Teacher training, including the Green Classroom Professional Certificate
  • Support from a local green building professional mentor
  • Access to Arc, an online sustainability benchmarking platform
  • Resource library for teachers with lesson planning and project management tools


Still not sure Building Learners is right for your school? Checkout our FAQ's and reach out to us at schools@usgbc.org for any questions.

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