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

Last Updated: 09-09-2016

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

Resource Type: Communication tools
Market Sector: K12 schools
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A Beautiful World Starts with You Coloring Book (in English)

Last Updated: 09-09-2016

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

Resource Type: Communication tools
Market Sector: K12 schools
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Analysis and Key Findings from EPA's Review of the ENERGY STAR Score Model for K-12 School Properties

Last Updated: 05-15-2019

This six-page report summarizes the results of EPA's review of the 1-100 ENERGY STAR score model for K-12 school properties.

Topic: Portfolio Manager
Resource Type: Technical documentation
Market Sector: K12 schools
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Colorado Springs School District 11 − Achieving Healthy Indoor Learning Environments Through Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Last Updated: 11-04-2019

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.

Resource Type: Success stories
Market Sector: K12 schools
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Cost free ENERGY STAR verification for your K-12 school

Last Updated: 01-15-2021

Find a licensed professional providing cost-free ENERGY STAR verification for your K-12 school.

Market Sector: K12 schools
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DataTrends: Energy Use in K-12 Schools

Last Updated: 11-18-2016

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.

Topic: Portfolio Manager
Resource Type: Research and reports, DataTrends
Market Sector: K12 schools
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Des Moines Public Schools Financing Case Study

Last Updated: 09-09-2016

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.

Topic: Financial
Resource Type: Success stories
Market Sector: Higher education, K12 schools, State & local government
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Did Your Energy Efficiency Project Get Lost in Translation? Financial Speak for Facility Managers

Last Updated: 06-20-2020

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 self-funding aspect of energy efficiency is often under-appreciated by senior management, and you want to be able to clearly address any questions, concerns, and benefits.

Topic: Energy management guidance, Financial
Resource Type: Research and reports, Financial value of energy efficiency
Market Sector: Restaurants, Retail, Senior care, Multifamily housing, Small business, State & local government, K12 schools, Corporate real estate, Congregations, Auto dealers, Commercial real estate, Federal agencies, Higher education, Hospitality, Healthcare, Grocery & convenience stores, General industrial/manufacturing

ENERGY STAR Building Upgrade Manual Chapter 10: K-12 Schools

Last Updated: 11-18-2016

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.

Topic: Energy management guidance, ENERGY STAR Building Upgrade Manual
Market Sector: K12 schools
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ENERGY STAR Kids Site

Last Updated: 09-09-2016

The ENERGY STAR Kids' Site is a bright, interactive site with fun facts for kids and energy-saving ideas and activities for everyone.

Resource Type: Communication tools
Market Sector: K12 schools
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