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.
Learning and Connecting at the Green Schools Conference
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.
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.
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.
The Healthy Green Schools & Colleges standard provides a framework facility managers can take to improve the sustainability and IAQ on their campuses.
The Cosumnes River 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.
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.