Scott County District Energy Management Plan
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Scott County School District

Scott County Schools collaborated to reduce energy consumption in school buildings, classrooms, equipment, and vehicles. The plan covers temperature, building resource management, lighting, space heaters, water conservation, and new construction.

Energy and Resource Procedure
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Hartford County Public School District

This document establishes specific criteria and requirements relating to energy use, conservation, and sustanability at all levels of district operations.

Energy and Resource Conservation Policy
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Hartford County Public School District

Hartford County's policy memo outlines its commitment to reduce energy consmption and use alternate funding sources to leverage the power of renewable strategies.

Hudson Administrative Guidelines
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Hudson City School District

Hudson City School District created an administrative guide to energy conservation. These guidelines cover building management, HVAC, lighting and water usage. Schools interested in going green should consult Hudson's guidelines as a model policy.

Campus Sustainability Hub
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AASHE

The Campus Sustainability Hub is a one-stop shop for AASHE members to acces toolkits and resources about sustainability in higher education (from academics to operations to governance).

Sustainability Guidelines
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Baltimore City Schools

The Baltimore City Schools sustainability plan identifies the 6 key areas that City Schools will focus on in the coming years. The plan is tied to the district’s blueprint for success and is an important part of making our schools engaging, exciting, and healthy places to teach and learn.

Sustainability Policy
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Baltimore City Schools

The Baltimore City Schools sustainability plan identifies the 6 key areas that City Schools will focus on in the coming years. The plan is tied to the district’s blueprint for success and is an important part of making our schools engaging, exciting, and healthy places to teach and learn.

Sustainability Plan
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Baltimore City Schools

The Baltimore City Schools sustainability plan identifies the 6 key areas that City Schools will focus on in the coming years. The plan is tied to the district’s blueprint for success and is an important part of making our schools engaging, exciting, and healthy places to teach and learn.

Better Buildings: Back to School Initiaive
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U.S. Department of Energy

This webinar - hosted by experts from the DOE, USGBC, and Green Schools Alliance - instruct leaders in how to include energy efficiency in their back to school toolboxes.

Zero Energy Schools Resources
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New Buildings Institute

NBI hosts the annual Getting to Zero Forum. Their site highlights state policies and national programs working toward zero energy schools; districts pursuing zero energy and the strategies they use to achieve this task; feasibility studies, assessment strategies, and other technical looks at zero energy school design; and case studies of succesful zero energy school buildings.

Portfolio Manager
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Energy Star

You can't manage what you don't measure. The EPA created ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager - an online tool to measure and track energy and water consumption.

President Environmental Youth Award
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EPA

Your project - or one you are sponsoring - could be an award winner. Apply or encourage a student you know to apply for PEYA and see what a difference they can make for the environment with an award-winning project.

National Youth Science Camp
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National Youth Science Foundation

NYSCamp is a science education program for young STEM enthusiasts the summer after they graduate high school. Students from around the country (two are selected to represent each state and Washington, D.C.) are challenged academically in exciting lectures, hands-on studies, and an outdoor adventure program.

Collection of Climate and Energy Educational Resources
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CLEAN

CLEAN's collection of resources offers essential knowledge, instructional support, and links to relevant resources.

Electric Schoolbuses Start Up Resources
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VEIC

VEIC is helping schools across the country make the switch to electric transportation. Their website offers a number of resources to get you started. Materials are informed by successes and lessons learned from deploying buses at other schools.

Cultural-Shift
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Cultural-Shift

An architecture firm focused on "recreating the learning environment." Cultural-Shift offers environmental and furniture solutions as well as comprehensive school designs.

Modular Flooring 101
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Interface

Interface designs modular flooring: carpeting and tile. Their products are budget and environmentally friendly.

Natural Pod
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Natural Pod

Creator of long-lasting, sustainable furniture designed to foster creativity and innovation in learning environments of all ages.

Crade to Cradle Certified Products Registry
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Crade to Cradle

Cradle to Cradle administers the publicly available "Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard" which provides consumers with validiation of a manufacturer's ogoing commitment to sustainability and to their communities.

Sustainability Policy
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Acton-Boxborough Regional School District

Acton-Boxborough's sustainability policy highlights: (1) energy conservation, (2) high performance school buildings, (3) education and engagement, (4) resource conservation, (5) local resources.

Sustainability Plan
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Sante Fe Public Schools

This board policy assigns the Superintendent responsibility for creating a District Sustainability Plan with stakeholders. The policy outlines areas for consideration and plans for periodic reviews.

Sustainability Plan
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Board of Education of Anne Arundel County

Anne Arundel County's Sustainability Plan directs the Superintendent to implement sustainability curriculum and create a comprehensive sustainability plan for the district. This is useful for school districts drafting their own sustainability policies.

Environmentally Sustainable Practices
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Virginia Beach City School District

Virginia Beach City Public Schools outlines sustainability provisions that reduce environmental impact in their business and noninstructional operations.

Renew our Schools
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Resource Central

Renew our Schools is a month-long competition empowering students to design and inspire behavioral and energy usage changes in their schools and communities. Top performing schools win up to $20,000 o make sustainable changes to their school buildings.

Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act
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House - Energy and Commerce

Passed in the House in 2017, this bill (H.R.627) directs the Department of Energy (DOE) to create a list of available programs and financing mechanisms that can be used to develop, finance, and retrofit projects for schools.

Enevo
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Enevo

Enevo, a USGBC member organization, is a technology-driven waste management company. They help organiation reduce and manage their waste (and waste-related operational costs).

Cost and Benefits of Reusable Food Ware in Schools: A Case Study
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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Two Minnetonka middle schools received a grant to move to reusable food ware and improve their cafeteria waste sorting stations. This case study reviews the goals of the project, how to make a change, the results (first year, and estimated over three years), and reflections after a two-year trial period.