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!

Announcement: 2023-2024 Recognition opens! Come join our webinar to learn more.

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Thurs, Dec 14 | 2-3 pm ET | Register Now!

The Efficient and Healthy Schools Program aims to recognize schools and districts for improving their energy performance, advancing resilience, and promoting a healthy learning environment. See our factsheet and webpage for more information!

We’re hosting a recognition launch webinar to get you started on December 14, 2023 at 11am PT/2pm ET. This webinar includes information about recognition, technical assistance, and resources. You can find out more and sign up here!

Webinar: Commissioning, Retro-commissioning, and Ongoing Commissioning for School Air Quality and Energy Efficiency

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Wed, Dec 13 | 3-4 pm ET | Register Now!

Join industry and school district experts during this free webinar, hosted by the Center for Green Schools, to gain insight into how commissioning can help you achieve your energy and air quality goals while providing compelling data to support making the case. School district staff will discuss the advantages and practical advice for successfully integrating commissioning, retro-commissioning, and monitoring-based commissioning into capital and budget planning.

Interested in finding out more?

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