Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
It's really a hard thing to get going. It's hard to motivate a district that has a limited amount of funding. Doing a life-cycle cost analysis may add 40, 50 or 60 thousand dollars to the cost. Carrying out the recommendation from the analysis could add an even more considerable sum.