The Healthy Green Schools & Colleges standard provides a framework facility managers can take to improve the sustainability and IAQ on their campuses.
Tell us about your college. Cosumnes River Community College occupies and maintains one million square feet of space. We’ve started taking baby steps toward a more sustainable program. When I started here four years ago, I slowly started putting things in place, but really hadn’t gotten it rolling all that well. Then, the pandemic occurred
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced a new funding opportunity for K-12 public schools to upgrade infrastructure in their facilities, including for energy and HVAC improvements.
The Salt Lake City School District’s Assistant Director of Facility Services, Ricky Martinez shares why improving sustainability and air quality is important to him and how the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges program is helping his department improve school facilities.
The Healthy Green Schools & Colleges program helps facility leaders identify low-cost measures that can make a significant difference in indoor air quality and overall sustainability in the spaces they care for. Taking the free self-assessment is the first step. Here’s what early participants had to say about it.
Improving indoor air quality in schools is not an all-or-nothing proposition. These are a few measures that can dramatically improve school indoor air quality without requiring a full infrastructure overhaul.
The University of Georgia’s Director of Services, Facilities Maintenance Department, Todd Kerzie explains how his department is using the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges program to improve sustainability and air quality in UGA facilities.
The Healthy Green Schools & Colleges self-assessment is a free tool available for school and university facility professionals to use to objectively assess their campus’ indoor environmental health and sustainability performance.
Green Seal and Healthy Schools Campaign are proposing several improvements to our Healthy Green Schools & Colleges™ standard criteria. These updates are intended to clarify and consolidate standard criteria; better address differences between K-12 school districts and higher education institutions, and provide more flexibility for schools to implement measures that foster healthy indoor environments for students and staff.
The 2022 Healthy Green Schools & Colleges Summer Summit took place at the University of Georgia and created an opportunity for school facility directors and manufacturers to come together, share insights, and learn from one another.