K-12 schools

Download this six-page activity book that's full of fun games and puzzles about saving energy (en Espanol).

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Download this six-page activity book that's full of fun games and puzzles about saving energy.

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Colorado Springs School District (SD) 11 provides an outstanding example of how integrated energy and indoor air quality (IAQ) management programs can improve learning environments for students. District 11’s energy management program—built on the commitment of the superintendent, board of education, and a full-time coordinator—has resulted in an estimated annual energy savings of more than $928,000 and significant IAQ improvements. Learn more in this 2-page success story.

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The Portfolio Manager DataTrends series is the first-ever analysis of aggregate data stored within ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, pulled from a pool of hundreds of thousands of commercial buildings across the United States. This fact sheet -- Energy Use in K-12 Schools -- examines how offices use energy, as well as the characteristics of the schools currently benchmarking in Portfolio Manager. Other statistics are also presented in an easy-to-read format.

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This image shows the first page of the Emerging Themes in Energy Management 2014 document.

When reviewing the applications for the 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year awards for Energy Management, we noticed 12 major themes that seemed to keep popping up. Learn what the best-of-the-best are doing to enhance their world-class energy programs by downloading this two-page summary, which briefly describes each theme.

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The Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners.

This 18-page chapter for K-12 schools addresses:

  • Challenges and opportunities
  • Energy-use profile
  • Technical recommendations
  • Financial and implementation issues
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The ENERGY STAR Kids' Site is a bright, interactive site with fun facts for kids and energy-saving ideas and activities for everyone.

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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. EPA has designed and provides free-of-charge through ENERGY STAR. EPA believes that the use of these tools will help make the results of EPC projects more actionable and understandable to building owners, tenants, policy makers, and the general public.

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Creating an energy policy is a key step in formalizing your organization's commitment to saving energy. After all, you’ll be much more likely to achieve lasting results when energy efficiency is integrated as a core element of your organization’s business practices.

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This five-page article introduces energy performance contracts and the corresponding benefits of using tax-exempt lease-purchase agreements as the underlying financing vehicle. It explains how to use the energy inefficiencies buried in your current operating budget to pay for energy-saving equipment.

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