1A Zero Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions

PILLAR 1A QUESTIONS 

1A1: Can your school demonstrate a reduction in its Greenhouse Gas emissions?

RESOURCES FOR THIS QUESTION:

Campus Carbon Calculator

1A2: Has your school received EPA ENERGY STAR certification or
does it meet the requirements for ENERGY STAR certification?

RESOURCES FOR THIS QUESTION:

Energy STAR for K-12 Districts

1A3: Has your school reduced its total non-transportation energy use from an initial baseline?

RESOURCES FOR THIS QUESTION:

Portfolio Manager  Better Building Management  Energy Design: K-12 Schools

1A4: What percentage of your school’s energy is obtained from:

 • Purchased renewable energy?

• On-site renewable energy generation?

RESOURCES FOR THIS QUESTION:

State Incentives for Renewable Energy 

1A5: Has your school constructed a new building or
renovated an existing building in the past ten years?

RESOURCES FOR THIS QUESTION:

EPA’s Guidelines for Energy Management

Q 1A6: Do any parts of your existing buildings meet green build standards
(for example, LEED, CHPS, Green Globes, or other standards)?

Q 1A7: Does your school reduce and/or offset the greenhouse
gas emissions from building energy use?

Q 1A8: Which green building practices your school is
using to ensure your building is energy efficient.

• School has fully implemented the Facility Energy Assessment Matrix
within EPA’s Guidelines for Energy Management.

• School Building has been assessed using the Federal Guiding Principles Checklist in Portfolio Manager.

• School has an energy and water efficient product purchasing and procurement policy in place

• Other

RESOURCES FOR THIS QUESTION:

Guidelines for Energy Management  Portfolio Manager  Energy Efficient Products