A New Standard and Early Adopters Group

Healthy Green Schools & Colleges is developing a standard and certification for healthy, sustainable facility management practices for K-12 school districts and higher education institutions. This new science-based standard will have a points-based scoring system and will cover the full range of facilities management procurement and practices—from cleaning, disinfection and indoor air quality monitoring to HVAC maintenance, sustainable purchasing and more.

HGSC is seeking K-12 districts and higher education institutions to join a group of early adopters to provide feedback and help shape program elements as they are being developed. Please view our short video below for more information.

The new Healthy Green Schools & Colleges standard is the centerpiece of a new program that will also feature:

  • An assessment tool for schools to objectively measure and improve their indoor environmental health and sustainability performance
  • Guidebooks, training modules and other resources to support continual improvement
  • A peer network to accelerate best practices
  • Recognition and third-party verification from Healthy Green Schools & Colleges

Benefits of participating as an early adopter include:

  • Helping to develop an industry-wide certification. Participants will use their knowledge and expertise to help design this program and advance industry practice  
  • Opportunity to share your ideas and expertise, and engage with other school facility leaders from across the country 
  • Becoming a charter member of the Early Adopters program, which includes a special email signature logo
  • Recognition on Healthy Green Schools & Colleges website
  • Spotlight feature in program newsletter
  • Certificate of participation
  • Social media toolkit to promote participation
The Early Adopter commitment includes:
  • Providing feedback on key elements of the program including the assessment tool, the guidebook and training program. This may include document review, participation in working groups and interviews and survey completion
  • Participating in this innovative program as founding members by joining Healthy Green Schools & Colleges during the pre-launch
  • Sharing your experience and serving as a spokesperson for the program. This could take a number of forms:
    • Providing interviews and quotes for promotional materials
    • Case studies
    • Speaking engagements
    • Leveraging personal networks