Green buildings allow employees to be more productive and students to learn faster, according to Rick Fedrizzi, president of the U.S. Green Building Council. Fedrizzi also said that workers tend to have fewer accidents in green buildings. However, he said more research is needed to demonstrate the connection between green buildings and health benefits. "I'm convinced we could ignite new interest in the design and construction of buildings if we turned up the volume now on the health benefits that building green delivers," he said.

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