West Allis-West Milwaukee School District facilities manager, Steven Eichman shares why addressing air quality is important to him and why he was surprised by the district’s HGSC self-assessment results.
Learning and Connecting at the Green Schools Conference
Join Healthy Green Schools & Colleges at the 12th annual Green Schools Conference (GSC) in New Orleans, February 27 through March 1, 2023 to explore new ways to make green schools a reality and connect with like-minded professionals.
Five Ways the HGSC Self-Assessment will Help Advance Your Institution’s Health and Sustainability Goals
The Healthy Green Schools & Colleges self-assessment is a no-cost tool that lets you measure your facilities’ indoor air quality and sustainability performance against a national standard. Taking the test will identify specific opportunities for improvement and low- or no-cost steps you can take to raise your score in procurement, facility operations, and building systems maintenance. Here are a few additional ways the self-assessment results can be used to improve your facilities.
3 Keys to Training, Sustaining, and Retaining Workers
There is a strong belief in the Salt Lake City School District that when it comes to creating a safe and healthy environment, the most important and sustainable asset is a well-trained, appreciated, and valued group of employees. To accomplish this, the leadership team focuses on three main programs that are designed to result in a happy and sustainable work force: training; collaborative problem-solving; and professional development and employee appreciation.
How to Prepare for the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges Self-Assessment
Anyone interested in learning more about or joining the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges program will benefit from taking the HGSC self-assessment. School districts and universities that complete the assessment will receive key information on which HGSC standard criteria their institution already complies with as well as areas in which the institution needs to improve in order to meet certification thresholds.
3 Cost-Effective Ways to Improve School Indoor Air Quality This Winter
The Healthy Green Schools & Colleges standard provides a framework facility managers can take to improve the sustainability and IAQ on their campuses.
Cosumnes River Community College on Improving Facilities with the HGSC Self-Assessment
The Cosumnes River Community College Director of Administrative Services, Christopher Raines shares his experience taking the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges self-assessment and how his department is using the results to improve school facilities.
Funding Opportunity: DOE’s New “Renew America’s Schools” Grant Program
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.
Salt Lake City School District on Creating a Comprehensive Green Cleaning Program
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.
Tool Helps Assess School Facilities Management Strategies
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.