California Green Schools Initiative
Green Schools Initiative

The Green Schools Initiative works to transform schools into models of sustainability for communities, engaging youth in hands-on, inquiry-based learning and action to improve the health and sustainability of facilities and operations.They advocate for policies, action plans, and professional development that foster high performance, cost-efficient, and academically excellent schools.

California Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education
California Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education

The California Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education (AEOE) is a volunteer run 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving outdoor and environmental educators in California, USA. AEOE's mission is to support and inspire educators in their quest for the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to help all learners understand, appreciate and care for their environment, especially through direct experience outdoors.

Arizona Children`s Environmental Health Program: Green Schools
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

Green Schools are environmentally healthy schools. They provide healthy, comfortable, energy efficient, resource efficient, water efficient, and safe environments for our children. Information provided are resources to help you learn about Green Schools, what they are and their benefits. It is information you can use to design, build, and maintain healthy schools for our children.

Department of Energy: WINDExchange K12 Resources
Department of Energy

This page provides a list of wind energy curricula and teaching materials for elementary, middle school, and high school students that can bring wind energy into the classroom.

Topics in School Environmental Health: Overview of State Laws
Environmental Law Institute

A resource for public officials, advocates and others interested in strengthening state policies
to create healthy school environments that support learning and academic achievement.

Department of Energy: Facility Energy Decision System
Department of Energy

The Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) is an easy-to-use building energy efficiency software tool that quickly and objectively identifies energy efficiency improvements that maximize life-cycle savings.

  • Models energy and cost performance of heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting, motors, plug loads, building shell, and hot water systems, plus central plants and thermal loops.
  • Calculates energy consumption and electrical demand for each technology, end use, building, and the entire campus or installation.
  • Evaluates thousands of candidate energy efficiency options via a site optimized life-cycle cost minimization process.
  • Reports investment requirements, net present value, and payback period, plus pre- and post-retrofit energy consumption and costs, and air emissions impacts including greenhouse gases.

Department of Energy / Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR for K-12 School Districts
Department of Energy

Energy strategies created for schools, buildings, and plants. This program aims to help businesses and schools build energy programs, improve energy performance, educate communities, and earn recognition.

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: Energy Basics
Department of Energy

The basics about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies: learn how they work, what they're used for, and how they can improve our lives, homes, businesses, and industries.

Buildings Industry Transportation and Electricity (BITES) Scenarios
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The Buildings Industry Transportation Electricity Scenarios (BITES) Tool is a scenario-based tool for analyzing how changes in energy demand and supply by economic sector can impact carbon dioxide emissions. BITES permits the rapid screening and exploration of energy options and technologies that can lead to major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and reductions in oil dependence.