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UNI to host Green Schools K-12 Symposium in Johnston

March 9, 2012

Pat Higby, outreach coordinator, UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education, 319-273-6012,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa and the Iowa Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council will host the Green Schools K-12 Symposium from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 19, at the Stoney Creek Inn in Johnston. The symposium will discuss the benefits of green schools, such as enhanced student performance, increased teacher retention, improved student and staff health and a $100,000 annual average savings from energy and water efficiency.

Representatives from Krell Energy Efficiency, SystemWorks LLC, the Iowa Energy Center and Siemens Industy-Builiding Technologies will present at the symposium. Topics include identifying energy savings and achieving sustainability through behavioral change and education.

To register for the Green Schools K-12 Symposium, visit