Top Sustainable and Healthy Schools honored by Department of Energy

Energy-efficient and safe environments are essential for schools, and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently recognized 13 schools for their efforts in this area at the 2024 White House Summit for Sustainable and Healthy K-12 School Buildings and Grounds. These schools are setting examples for others by prioritizing energy efficiency while also promoting effective learning and maintaining the health of students, faculty, and staff.

The honorees of the 2024 Efficient and Healthy Schools program include schools from various states such as Idaho, Florida, New York, Indiana, Texas, Michigan, Virginia, Wisconsin, California, Oregon, Illinois, and Washington. These schools were recognized for their approach, outcomes, impacts, replicability, and commitment to education and workforce training.

Creating energy-efficient and healthy school environments not only benefits the individuals within the school but also contributes to a sustainable future. By prioritizing energy efficiency, schools can reduce their carbon footprint, save on energy costs, and provide a safe and comfortable space for learning.

The efforts of these 13 schools serve as a model for others looking to improve the environmental sustainability and health of their educational facilities. Through innovation, dedication, and a commitment to creating a positive learning environment, these schools are leading the way towards a greener and healthier future for students across the country.

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