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Welcome to The Efficient and Healthy Schools Program

The Efficient and Healthy Schools Program (EHSP) aims to engage K-12 schools to improve energy performance and indoor air quality, with a focus on practical solutions involving HVAC and other technologies to reduce energy use and advance resilience. This program is led by the U.S. Department of Energy with technical support from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and New Buildings Institute.

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Joining the Efficient and Healthy Schools Program is easy and free.

We invite you to join a growing network of schools, school districts, and supporting organizations in the Efficient and Healthy Schools Program. The program aims to improve energy performance, advance resilience, and promote a healthy learning environment in schools. 

Options once you join the program include: regular working groups, peer-to-peer discussions, and technical support on practical solutions that improve energy performance, reduce carbon emissions and promote a healthy learning environment in your school. Join us!

2024 Retrofit Revolutionary and Performance Pro for Schools

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Feb 29, 2024 2pm ET | Register for the working session!

Join an Efficient and Healthy Schools Program working session to receive recognition support and guidance for emerging and exemplary efforts in the category of either Retrofit Revolutionary or Performance Pro. This working session will also discuss key resources provided, including technical assistance year-round offerings.

Efficient and Healthy Schools: Funding for Facilities' Needs Webinar

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Mar 27, 2024 2pm ET | Register for the webinar! 

Join the Efficient and Healthy Schools Program’s webinar to learn about funding for achieving efficient and healthy school improvements. K-12 schools and their supporters will hear about federal funding opportunities, approaches to leverage state and local funds, and examples of how schools have creatively funded projects to improve their facilities and prepare for the future.

Interested in finding out more?

Please contact the Efficient and Healthy Schools team via email at schools@lbl.gov.