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.
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
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
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
Children's Health Protection
Protecting children's health from environmental risks is fundamental
to EPA's mission.