K-12 school resources

A Beautiful World Starts with You Coloring Book (En Espanol) i

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

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A Beautiful World Starts with You Coloring Book (in English) i

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

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Atlantic Energy Services, Inc. and Fonda-Fultonville Central School District: SPP Success Story i

Atlantic Energy Services, Inc. assists Fonda-Fultonville Central School District in becoming the first New York State public school district to produce 100% of their own electricity completely independent of the utility company.

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Automated Logic Corporation and Crosby Independent School District: SPP Success Story i

Crosby Independent School (ISD) achieves a 19% energy reduction district-wide through low-cost and no-cost energy conservation strategies with support from Automated Logic Corporation.

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Colorado Springs School District 11 − Achieving Healthy Indoor Learning Environments Through Energy Efficiency Upgrades i

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.

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DataTrends: Energy Use in K-12 Schools i

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.

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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 Building Upgrade Manual Chapter 10: K-12 Schools i

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.

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ENERGY STAR Kids Site i

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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ENERGY STAR Score for K-12 Schools i

The ENERGY STAR Score for K-12 Schools applies to buildings or campuses used as a school for kindergarten through 12th grade students.

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ENERGY STAR Score for K-12 Schools (Canada) i

The ENERGY STAR  Score for K-12  Schools applies to primary and secondary schools.

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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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Evergreen Public Schools’ Policy and Procedures for Efficient and Responsible Use of Resources i

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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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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Haglid Engineering & Associates, Inc. and Hopewell Valley Regional School District: SPP Success Story i

Hopewell Valley Regional School District cut energy consumption by over 32% in 5 years in partnership with Haglid Engineering & Associates, which improved thermal comfort and indoor air quality and provided an opportunity to educate students and faculty on how to effectively save energy.

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Harshaw Trane and Hardin County Schools: SPP Success Story i

Harshaw Trane performance contract saves Hardin County Schools $5 million and helps eight schools earn the ENERGY STAR certification.

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Horton Activity Book (You Can Be an ENERGY STAR) i

Download and print Horton's 6-page activity book. It's a Who’s guide to saving our planet for who’s of all shapes and sizes!

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Horton Tip Sheet i

Learn six tips to try at home from this fact color fact sheet featuring Horton.

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How Seaford School District Met the Mark for Energy Efficiency i

Read this 2-page success story to learn how the Seaford School District (Seaford SD), a rural school system in southwestern Delaware, implemented an energy management plan that has reduced its portfolio-wide energy consumption by 16 percent annually, saving nearly 8.2 million kBtus of energy.

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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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Johnson Controls and Midlothian Independent School District: SPP Success Story i

Texas School District saved $4.2 million in energy, water, and operational efficiencies with support from Johnson Controls.

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Kenton County School District’s Energy Management Policy i

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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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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Putting Energy into Profits: Small Business Guide i

Putting Energy into Profits is a 39-page guide that contains a wealth of useful energy efficiency information for small business owners, including:

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Save More Resources and Gresham-Barlow School District: SPP Success Story i

Gresham-Barlow has decreased its overall energy use by 46% and saved a total of $4.3 million in utility costs since 1998.

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Schools for Energy Efficiency (SEE) from Hallberg Engineering, Inc. and 14 Minnesota School Districts: SPP Success Story i

Participants in the Schools for Energy Efficiency (SEE) program from Hallberg Engineering, Inc., which include more than 250 schools across 14 school districts in Minnesota, reduce energy use by an average of 11%, resulting in more than $6 million in avoided energy costs.

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Schools for Energy Efficiency® (SEE) and Cambridge-Isanti School District: SPP Success Story i

Cambridge-Isanti School District, in partnership with the Schools for Energy Efficiency (SEE) program, decreased its energy use by 30% in 5.5 years, reducing operating costs by over $1.5 million and earning the ENERGY STAR for all seven of its K-12 buildings.

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Siemens Building Technologies and Thompson School District: SPP Success Story i

Thompson School District, in partnership with Siemens Building Technologies, reduces operating costs by $1,061,000 over 3 years.

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SPP sales flyer for schools i

Need a hand preparing for an upcoming sales call? This fact sheet provides energy use facts for the K-12 sector, 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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TRC Energy Services and the NYSERDA Energy Smart Schools Program: SPP Success Story i

TRC Energy Services, through its support for NYSERDA’s Energy Smart Schools Program, has helped to lower energy usage by an average of 19% across 140 school districts in New York State.

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