Tools and Resources
Download this six-page activity book that's full of fun games and puzzles about saving energy (en Espanol).
Download this six-page activity book that's full of fun games and puzzles about saving energy.
This six-page report summarizes the results of EPA's review of the 1-100 ENERGY STAR score model for K-12 school properties.
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.
Find a licensed professional providing cost-free ENERGY STAR verification for your K-12 school.
This 2-page factsheet summarizes the energy, operational, and property characteristics of K-12 schools benchmarking in Portfolio Manager. Other statistics are also presented in an easy-to-read format.
The factsheet is part of the Portfolio Manager DataTrends series, which uses the data available in Portfolio Manager to examine benchmarking and trends in energy and water consumption in hundreds of thousands of U.S. commercial buildings.
Learn how Des Moines Public Schools, a school district with more than 32,000 students and 70 facilities encompassing almost six million square feet of space, was able to improve its facilities and maximize energy savings by financing energy efficiency improvements through revenue bonds.
Do you have energy efficiency projects that have been postponed or rejected due to capital budget limitations, other projects with better returns, or lack of expertise? Yet, from your perspective the project should be a “no brainer” due to the immediate positive cash flows generated by the energy savings. Understanding your organization’s decision-making process, being able to effectively speak to the benefit of improved cash flow, and improving your financial literacy can greatly increase your probability of receiving approval for a project.
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
The ENERGY STAR Kids' Site is a bright, interactive site with fun facts for kids and energy-saving ideas and activities for everyone.