Oct. 31, 2007: DOE Launches New K-12 Schools Energy Curriculum Website
The new Website is part of DOE’s EnergySmart Schools Program, which also promotes energy efficient schools. According to DOE, K-12 schools spend more than $8 billion annually on energy, making energy the second highest operating expenditure for these schools after personnel costs. To help lower those costs, the EnergySmart Schools Program promotes the building of new schools that exceed code by 50 percent or more, as well as retrofits to existing schools that improve energy efficiency by 30 percent or more. The program is endorsed by the National School Boards Association and offers tools and resources to assist school decision makers in planning and financing energy-efficient high-performance schools. The program also offers education and training for building industry professionals. For more information on the EnergySmart Schools Program, visit www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/energysmartschools/.
Publication date: 10/29/2007