WPC Research on "Green" Schools Spurs KING 5 News Investigation
Todd Myers appeared on KING 5 News March 24th at 11pm in a special Todd Myers, Director, Center for the Environment investigative report on our state's "green" buildings mandate. Lawmakers passed the mandate for one-size-fits-all "green" building construction standards in 2005 based on numerous promises, including that it would reduce energy costs for state buildings. WPC's Center for the Environment Director Todd Myers looked at the data and discovered the top-down mandate has failed to live up to its proponents' promises. After reviewing WPC's research, KING 5's Susannah Frame decided to investigate school district claims, resulting in at least one official confirming there are no actual cost savings from these mandates.