I think it is fair to say that the US can learn from Germany and just maybe Germany can learn from the US. Here in the US, everyone is being squeezed. Most development projects revolve around around first costs and short-term paybacks. So why spend more for a green school either for a public or private school? The argument is that students score better, there is less absenteeism, higher retention rates of teachers and less energy and operational costs. Is this enough for the investment world? I would say that there is one more argument. The US educational system needs to be competitive with the rest of the world and train a new set of leaders, thinkers and doers.