This project will determine if the process of greening existing school facilities results in lowering operating costs, and improving student achievement.

  • Capture the process for lower operating costs for districts
  • Capture how districts diverted savings towards teaching and learning activities
  • Determine how a cost avoidance was used towards district operational improvements
  • Determine if sustainability created an environment conducive to learning
  • Produce a “Sustainable Schools Guidebook for school districts.”
  • Research board level decisions “Greening an existing school building.
  • Determine what curricular best practices, professional development, tools and resources were used to improve the pilot schools understanding on sustainability.
  • Share results with NJ schools.