America’s Schools: Costs and Benefits
The new ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings
helps school districts save money that can be devoted to educational resources.
It features easy-to-follow recommendations for various climate zones,
and how-to tips using real-life construction case studies of schools around
the country that have achieved or exceeded a 30% energy savings (compared
to the minimum requirements of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-1999). Download it
The U.S. Department of Energy's EnergySmart Schools program calls for new schools to be 50 percent more efficient than current energy codes require and existing schools to be 30 percent more efficient.
The Collaborative for High Performance
Schools (CHPS) and the U.S Green Building Council's Build
Green Schools program provide extensive information on building energy-efficient,
healthy, high performance schools. CHPS
Registered gives schools and districts free access to tools and resources
for designing, constructing, modernizing and operating high performance