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A Massachusetts School Investment in “Green Energy” Pays Off

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Read how Fort Collins Colorado created a new high school that was 60% more energy efficient

Read how Shaker High School in New York is capturing solar energy

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Key Reports

Greening America’s Schools: Costs and Benefits
Gregory Kats: This carefully documented study conclusively demonstrates the financial, environmental, and other benefits of using green technologies in schools.

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 for free
Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings


See High Performance School Design Guides Prepared by the NorthEast Energy Efficiency Partnerships—details the most important rating systems including LEED and CHPS http://www.neep.org/HPSE/design_guide.html

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 school facilities