Energy Efficiency in Georgia K-12 Schools
Southface, in partnership with the state energy offices of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina, initiated a campaign to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings by 10 percent. The program for Georgia specifically targeted the K-12 school sector in the state, providing public and private schools with resources to improve their facilities’ energy performance.
Over the course of the two-year grant period Southface provided energy efficiency training and technical assistance to both public and private K-12 schools. Resources for schools in Georgia funded by this program included:
- A workshop for K-12 school facility and energy managers;
- Greenprints Conference learning sessions addressing energy-efficient building design and improving energy performance in existing buildings;
- Comprehensive energy assessments for buildings in the Bibb County and Gwinnett County school systems;
- Direct assistance and education for all school participants on free resources such as ENERGY STAR®’s Portfolio Manager and online training programs;
- Online resources that provides information and education on ENERGY STAR resources and related green building educational resources for all parties involved in the design, construction, maintenance and operations of K-12 schools.
During the course of the project, Southface established and maintained relationships with 14 public and private K-12 school systems throughout Georgia, for a total of more than 565 facilities.