A Program by and for Facility Professionals

Launching in November 2021, the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges program will help facility professionals identify measures that can make a major difference in indoor air quality and without major capital investments. It is designed in partnership with the award-winning school facility directors on our Steering Committee, who know firsthand the types of challenges facility professionals face on the ground.

The Healthy Green Schools & Colleges program will cover the full range of facilities management practices, including:

  • Cleaning and Disinfecting
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Sustainable Purchasing
  • HVAC and Electric
  • Maintenance
  • Indoor Air Quality Testing and Monitoring
  • Training and Communications

Healthy Green Schools & Colleges is designed to be accessible for schools across the spectrum, whether you are just getting started exploring environmental health and sustainability improvements or are already a leader. It will include:

  • A self-assessment tool for schools to objectively measure their indoor environmental health and sustainability performance.
  • A science-based standard with a points-based scoring system, to encourage schools to keep improving at their own pace.
  • Guidebooks, trainings and other resources to support continual improvement.
  • Access to a peer network of sustainability professionals who are on a similar journey
  • Recognition from a respected non-profit authority and certification for schools that reach the top level of achievement
Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well.
Philip Stanhop

Meeting a Critical Need

The pandemic made creating healthy school environments an urgent national priority and brought to light the serious under-investment in school facilities nationwide. But the fact is, even before the pandemic, nearly half of U.S. schools reported indoor air quality problems that put the health of students and staff at risk. 

Unhealthy indoor air, inadequate ventilation, and chemical exposure from cleaning and maintenance routines continue to present systemic challenges in school districts. On top of health concerns, these issues are linked to poor concentration and test performance in students, adding preventable barriers to achievement.

Schools have a rare opportunity right now to focus on their facilities. The American Rescue Plan and 2021 Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act provided tens of billions for American schools, including funds that can be used for health- and sustainability focused facility upgrades.

How schools manage their facilities speaks to how they value their students, staff, and community. Healthy Green Schools & Colleges helps you provide a quality of school facility that every student in America deserves.

ignite a bright FUTURE TODAY

How schools manage their facilities speaks to how they value their students, staff, and community. Healthy Green Schools & Colleges helps you provide a quality of school facility that every student in America deserves.