What is Efficient and Healthy Schools?
The Efficient and Healthy Schools campaign aims to engage K-12 schools —especially those serving low-income and underserved student populations— to reduce energy costs and improve energy performance and indoor air quality. The campaign will help schools identify practical HVAC solutions and upgrades to improve energy efficiency while promoting healthier spaces for teaching and learning.
In partnership with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, this campaign will promote peer-to-peer learning among school participants. The campaign will recognize schools to highlight best practices and exemplary solutions. The campaign will also engage supporters such as designers, engineers, consultants, manufacturers, and program implementers, to better support schools that are investing in efficient and healthy school buildings.
How do I get involved?
There are two ways to participate.
1) Become a Participant
Access technical resources and stay up-to-date by receiving our campaign newsletter on best practices, case studies, and webinars. We will be prioritizing schools serving low-income communities, and any K-12 schools and their districts are welcome to join as participants in the campaign. In addition, participating schools can receive recognition for their exemplary efforts to improve energy efficiency and indoor air quality through operation and maintenance, HVAC upgrades and replacement, ongoing monitoring and data analytics, and support for efficient and healthy school buildings.
2) Become a Supporter
Promote the goals of the Efficient and Healthy Schools campaign. The Campaign welcomes designers, engineers, consultants, ESCO, distributors, manufacturers, energy efficiency organizations, utilities, other program implementers and interested school communities to join as supporters. Supporters are encouraged to share information about the campaign with schools, communicate the benefits of efficient and healthy school buildings, and help recruit school participants to join the campaign.