Today’s K–12 and higher-education buildings need smart solutions that can provide a healthy, productive learning environment for our future leaders. Kawneer is committed to delivering energy-efficient solutions that comply with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards and promote integrated, whole-building design practices. Our sustainable products can help contribute to LEED points across several categories and assist schools in achieving certification. LEED-certified schools have demonstrated a 30% to 50% reduction in energy use, which lowers operational costs and allows more resources to be channeled into students’ education.1

Kawneer’s high-performance products are designed to allow maximum use of natural light, which studies have shown helps students to be more productive, work faster and perform better on cognitive tests. In fact, some studies have found that students progress 20% faster in math and 26% faster in reading as a result of increased daylight in classrooms.2 Our rigorously tested products provide proven performance to help ensure the safety and security of students and staff.

1. Gregory Kats. “Greening America’s Schools – Cost and Benefits.” www.buildgreenschools.org

2. Heschong Mahone Group. “Daylighting in Schools Study.” www.buildgreenschools.org