The Houston Independent School District is the largest public school system in Texas and the seventh-largest in the United States. Its schools are dedicated to giving every student the best possible education through an intensive core curriculum and challenging specialized instructional and career programs. HISD is working hard to be Houstonians' K–12 school system of choice, by constantly improving instruction and management at its schools. The district desires to provide a healthy school environment that can be utilized by students, parents, faculty, and staff. HISD has mandated adherence to the LEED® for Schools “certified” rating level for all new school construction.
The LEED® Green Building Rating System is the national benchmark for the design, construction, and operations of high-performance green buildings. Visit the U.S.Green Building Council’s Web site at www.usgbc.org
to learn more about LEED®.