Topics in School Environmental Health: Overview of State Laws
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.