15 Mar: Senate Panel Okays Turner Bill Requiring The Design Of Energy Efficient & Environmentally Friendly Schools

TRENTON – The Senate Environment and Energy Committee today approved a bill sponsored by Senator Shirley K. Turner requiring the design of all new public schools to follow industry recognized standards for green building practices.

“These new design standards are both environmentally and fiscally responsible in the long run,” said Sen. Turner (D-Mercer). “Not only do our children deserve first-rate educational facilities, but they deserve to inherit a planet that hasn’t been damaged by irresponsible practices that could have been avoided. This bill will ensure that environmentally responsible building practices are followed for years to come.”