Business, Accounting and Economics Faculty Scholarship

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-19-2018

Publication Title

Sustainability

Publisher

MDPI

Keywords

Green Schools, LEED Schools, Ohio Schools, Academic Performance

Abstract

This study investigates the effect that Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) had on academic performance using a difference-in-differences (DID) estimator using data from the years 2006–2016. By obtaining data from the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, this investigation examines the effect that LEED design had on the Student Performance Index for schools that opened in the year 2012. Each LEED school was matched with a non-LEED school based on several criteria. The study determined that LEED did not have an impact on the Student Performance Index. Though we find no relationship, green schools do provide educational opportunities that standard buildings do not. We suggest that the state of Ohio should take advantage of potentially untapped opportunities in their green schools program that could enhance both social and ecological sustainability.

First Page

1

Last Page

12

Volume

10

Issue

10

Original Citation

Thombs, R.P.; Prindle, A. Ohio LEED Schools and Academic Performance: A Panel Study, 2006–2016. Sustainability 2018, 10, 3783.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.3390/su10103783

Version

Post-Print

Peer Reviewed

1

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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