Supporting Sustainable Schools

Supporting Sustainable Schools

How the Better Buildings Challenge is helping universities, colleges, and K-12 school districts set and realize sustainability goals.

Commercial buildings and industrial plants account for 50 percent of the nation’s primary energy use and cost about $400 billion annually to operate. Schools and higher-education institutions are a big chunk of that energy consumption, representing almost 10 percent of all of commercial building energy use in the United States.

Schools have a huge opportunity to save money through better technologies and innovation. However, many schools lack a strategic approach to energy man

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