Efficient and Healthy Schools: Funding for Facilities’ Needs

Webinar / March 27, 2024 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT

Join the Efficient and Healthy Schools Program’s webinar to learn about funding for achieving efficient and healthy school improvements. K-12 schools and their supporters will hear about federal funding opportunities, approaches to leverage state and local funds, and examples of…

The Building Electrification Technology Roadmap for Schools

Report / January 29, 2024

Learn strategies tailored for K-12 schools to reduce carbon emissions from water heating, HVAC, buses, and other technologies that power classrooms and operational spaces. This report provides K-12 leaders a roadmap and decision-making tools to electrify their school buildings.

How soon do you have to buy heat pumps and EVs to avoid climate catastrophe?

News / November 16, 2023 / Zero Net Energy (ZNE)

Published by The Washington Post: “Just 1 percent of U.S. homes have installed heat pump water heaters, which deliver hot water with ultra-efficient heat pumps, making them one of the least-common climate technologies in U.S. homes.[…] The biggest reason to...

Helping Schools be BETR with the Building Electrification Technology Roadmap

Webinar / November 30, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PST

Join New Buildings Institute and Resource Refocus to learn more about the Building Electrification Technology Roadmap (BETR) for K-12 schools. BETR for schools is a new technical guide for school district stakeholder and decision makers who are interested in incorporating…

2024 Getting to Zero Forum

Event / May 21, 2024 - May 23, 2024

The Getting to Zero Forum is the premier event dedicated to building decarbonization. With a growing number of climate emergencies across the United States and around the world, there is no more important time than now for the Getting to…

Trane Technologies Foundation Supports Sustainable Futures for 40 Students

News / August 23, 2023

The donation provides professional development and career opportunities in the sustainable building sector through New Buildings Institute’s Next Gen Program Portland, Ore. – Thanks to a generous donation from the Trane Technologies Charitable Foundation, 40 underrepresented students will now have...

Lower Energy Costs, Healthier Air: How Energy CLASS Prize Winners Are Transforming Their School

News / July 27, 2023

Published by NREL: 25 local education agencies (LEAs) have been named Energy CLASS prize winners and awarded $100,000 each, along with the training and one-on-one coaching needed to put those funds to work helping their schools meet health and energy-efficiency...

Efficient and Healthy Schools Campaign Honors 17 School Districts for Upgrading Facility Health and Sustainability

News / July 10, 2023

On Wednesday, June 28, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Efficient and Healthy Schools Campaign celebrated the achievements of 17 K-12 schools and districts that implemented exemplary projects to improve the energy and environmental performance of their school’s facilities. Schools...

The Future of Buildings is Net-Zero Energy

News / July 10, 2023

Published by FacilitiesNet: Verified net-zero buildings currently represent less than 1 percent of all commercial buildings according to data from the World Green Building Council. But that number is increasingly rapidly – as much as 50 percent every two years, according to...

Low carbon verification pairs greener designs with reduced interest rates

News / July 6, 2023

Published by MAREJournal: Prior to CIRRUS Low Carbon’s introduction to the market in 2022, no private capital source offered lower rates for greener buildings. Now, developers can fortify their financing with a significantly lower interest rate when a project meets...