According to the Associated Press reporting, Ohio is being recognized for having more environmentally-friendly school projects under way than any other state. The U.S. Green Building Council says the state has 315 school projects registered and certified under the council's LEED program.

Spokeswoman Sue Meyer with the Ohio School Facilities Commission says the recognition is wonderful. And, she tells the Hamilton JournalNews that building a green school is no more expensive than putting up a traditional one.