Growing Up Green

Growing Up Green

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John Mandyck, Chief Sustainability Officer at UTC Building & Industrial Systems, and his team worked on environmental projects at Adelbrook School in Cromwell, Conn., during the Green Apple Day of Service in September 2013.

John Mandyck (third from left), Chief Sustainability Officer at UTC Building & Industrial Systems, and his BIS colleagues show off the painted rain barrels that were decorated as part of a Green Apple Day of Service project at Adelbrook School in Cromwell, Conn.

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Fresh air, natural light, clean water. For years, we’ve all known – instinctively, at least – that these things make children happier and healthier. Recent scientific studies have reinforced that premise with empirical evidence, showing that children who spend most of their days in school perform better in a clean, chemical-free environment that is free of winter drafts and excessive summer heat. “Green” schools also save a significant amount of money through the use of energy-efficient heating, cooling and lighting systems.

Unfortunately, most schools are a long way from being “green,” either from a cleanliness standpoint or an energy-efficiency one.

Fortunately, UTC and its employees are doing something to help.

Four years ago, the company became the founding sponsor of the Center for Green Schools (CFGS), an initiative of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). UTC has made a multi-year, multi-million dollar commitment to the center’s big green goal: to transform all schools into green facilities in the space of a single generation.

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