What is Efficient and Healthy Schools?
The Efficient and Healthy Schools Program engages schools - especially those serving low-income populations and rural areas - to reduce energy costs and improve energy efficiency, health, and resilience. The program aims to connect schools with practical solutions, and provide technical assistance and resources to improve school facilities.
In partnership with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and with technical support from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and New Buildings Institute, the program will promote peer-to-peer learning among school participants. The program will recognize schools to highlight best practices and exemplary solutions. The program 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, receive direct technical assistance, and stay up-to-date by receiving our program 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 program. In addition, participating schools can receive recognition for their exemplary efforts to improve energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality.
2) Become a Supporter
The program 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 program with schools, communicate the benefits of efficient and healthy school buildings, and help recruit school participants to join the program.