Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships

High Performance Schools

Removing Asbestos From Older Schools

This blog, including the information and statistics on asbestos and related diseases such as mesothelioma, was provided by the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Older School Buildings and Asbestos

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Fall Foliage, Cider Donuts, a Schools Summit, and the New Hampshire EERS

New Hampshire High Performance Schools Summit

Every year, without fail, when late September rolls around, I’m fascinated by the vibrant red and gold colors that paint the trees. As a life-long New Yorker, my transition to life in New England has been made easier by the familiar natural beauty that captivates us during the fall season. Luckily, I got to experience New England’s fall foliage at its peak in Meredith, New Hampshire for NEEP’s annual...

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Studying High Performance Schools

Studying High Performance Schools

15,600 hours.

This is the amount of time, on average, that a student spends in school by the time he or she graduates from high school (Harvard report). Other than their homes, today’s students spend more time at school than anywhere else. We know this for a fact - yet we still overlook the importance of the physical school environment.

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Putting the Health Into National Healthy Schools Day

Francis T Bresnahan High Performance School - Newburyport, MA

I come from a long familial line of school teachers – my mom, one aunt, both sisters, and my brother (for a short time) all taught children of varying ages. Even though I chose not to pursue a teaching career (public relations is honorable too, right?), I value education and all of the components that come with it.

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Building the Schools of Tomorrow, Today

U.S. Department of Energy - Zero Energy Schools Accelerator Program

Working in the field of energy efficiency, there are days when it’s hard to see or feel the exact impact of our work. Last week was different, though. It was a great reminder that the work we do matters and that we are making a big impact, especially in learning environments.  

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