Schools and Public Buildings

Communications, Construction, Design, Measurement & Verification, Occupant Engagement, Operations

K-12 schools, colleges and public buildings represent key opportunities for local governments to lead on ultra-low and zero energy policies and practices. As local examples of the feasibility and benefits of ZNE increase, schools and public buildings can educate the broader public about sustainability and green building, and show a commitment to reducing climate impacts. This factsheet shares how schools and public buildings are moving toward high efficiency goals.