Green-building construction was among the fastest-growing industries in the United States in 2012 (Katz, 2012). Unfortunately, the broader public, even those who use green buildings daily, have few opportunities to engage with and learn about them (Cole, 2013). Green building certification systems, such as LEED for Schools and the Living Building Challenge, encourage design teams to use green buildings as educational “teaching tools.” However, we have much yet to learn about the social performance of green buildings and how to engage occupants in the sustainability narrative of the building.
Cole, Laura; Lindsay, Georgia; and Lesch, Caroline, "Communicating Sustainability in the Green Science Museum" (2017). Program in Environmental Design Faculty Contributions. 5.