EPA Schools Resources

Healthy and efficient schools are a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency priority and the agency has a number of excellent programs and resources. Below is a list of EPA websites where you can accesses information on these valuable resources.

  • ENERGY STAR for Schools
    Annual energy bills to run America's primary and secondary schools is a staggering "$6 billion more" than is spent on textbooks and computers combined. Learn how to be strategic with energy management through Energy Star.
  • ENERGY STAR Challenge
    This site is aimed at helping you to use the Energy Star Program to begin evaluating your building's energy use through "benchmarking".
  • Healthy Schools Environment Web Resources
    Find a wealth of healthy school resources for facility managers, school administrators, architects, design engineers, school nurses, parents, teachers and staff.
  • Healthy Seat
    Healthy Seat is a unique software tool to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety and health issues.
  • Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Program
    Offers tools for schools and school districts to create a safe and healthy learning environment and maintain good indoor air quality in their facilities. Also includes the Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools (IAQ TfS) Kit, which shows schools how to carry out a practical plan of action to improve indoor air problems at little or no cost using straightforward activities and in-house staff.
  • Indoor Air Quality Design Tools for Schools
    The information available here is presented as a tool to help school districts and facility planners design the next generation of learning environments so that the school facility will help - rather than hinder - schools in achieving their core mission of educating children.
  • High Performance Schools
    High performance schools are facilities that improve the learning environment while saving energy, resources, and money. The key is understanding the lifetime value of high performance schools and effectively managing priorities, time, and budget during the design and construction process.
  • School Advanced Ventilation Engineering Software
    A tool to help school designers assess the potential financial payback and indoor humidity control benefits of Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) systems for school applications.
  • Clean School Bus USA
    The goal of Clean School Bus USA is to reduce both children's exposure to diesel exhaust and the amount of air pollution created by diesel school buses.
  • Children's Health Protection
    Protecting children's health from environmental risks is fundamental to EPA's mission.