Higher education resources

College/University Student Activity Guide i

The ENERGY STAR Student Activity Guide is available to colleges and universities that are looking to improve energy performance on-campus.

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Course Outline and Reading List i

This is a six-page outline for a college-level course on commercial building energy efficiency, taught by using the tools and resources provided by EPA's ENERGY STAR program.

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Course Syllabus i

This is a fully customizable 11-page syllabus for a college-level course on commercial building energy efficiency, taught by using the tools and resources provided by EPA's ENERGY STAR program.

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Easy Access to Energy Improvement Funds in the Public Sector i

This two-page primer provides an overview of two of the most popular mechanisms for financing energy efficiency projects in the public sector: performance contracts and tax-exempt lease-purchase agreements.

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ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings College Course i

Download the materials below to add the ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings college course to your catalog and bring energy efficiency to your classroom. 

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ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings College Course: About the Course i

This two-page handout provides an overview of the ENERGY STAR college-level course, "Introduction to Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Through EPA's ENERGY STAR Program."

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ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings College Course: Week 3 Sample Lecture Plan i

This one-page document provides a suggested lesson plan for week three of a college-level course on commercial building energy efficiency.

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ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings College Course: Week 3 Sample Presentation i

This 53-slide PowerPoint presentation is a sample of a college-level course presentation that can be used as part of a course on commercial building energy efficiency.

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ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings College Course: Week 4 Sample Lecture Plan i

This one-page document provides a suggested lesson plan for week four of a college-level course on commercial building energy efficiency.

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ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings College Course: Week 4 Sample Presentation i

This 62-slide PowerPoint presentation is a sample of a college-level course presentation that can be used as part of a course on commercial building energy efficiency.

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ENERGY STAR Score for Residence Halls/ Dormitories i

The ENERGY STAR Score for Residence Halls/Dormitories applies to buildings associated with educational institutions (residence halls/dormitories) or military facilities (barracks) which offer multiple accommodations for long-term residents.

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ENERGY STAR® Performance Contracting Best Practices i

This 19-page primer is designed to establish best practices for energy service companies (ESCOs) that are implementing energy performance contract (EPC) projects by integrating several publicly available Web-based ENERGY STAR tools that the U.S.

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Financing Energy Efficiency Projects i

This five-page article introduces energy performance contracts and the corresponding benefits of using tax-exempt lease-purchase agreements as the underlying financing vehicle.

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Finding Money for Your Energy Efficiency Projects i

This 11-page paper describes how performance contracts and tax-exempt lease-purchase agreements may offer you a practical solution when no money is available in the current budget for further improvements.

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Introduction to Energy Performance Contracting i

This 36-page briefing report provides a tutorial in the fundamentals of energy performance contracting (EPC) for policy makers who need to understand how EPC fits into the broader context of energy efficiency policy and programs.

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Miami-Dade Financing Case Study i

This case study from Miami-Dade county showcases how one of the nation’s largest school districts improved its facilities and maximized energy savings by using an existing tax-exempt master lease program to pay for a guaranteed savings performance contract.

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SPP sales flyer for higher education i

Need a hand preparing for an upcoming sales call? This fact sheets provide energy use facts for higher education, tips on how to talk to this audience, opportunities for savings, key ENERGY STAR resources that you can deliver to them, and case studies from their peers.

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Submetering Energy Use in Colleges and Universities i

This 74-page document, from the National Science and Technology Council, presents guidance and recommendations on the benefits and complexities in the use of submetering technologies for new and existing buildings.

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