State and National Energy Certification Programs
Schools across Oregon and throughout the nation are being purposeful about reducing, reusing and recycling waste and lowering their reliance on energy. Below are two programs that incentivize and recognize those efforts.
Energy Star certified buildings and plants meet strict energy performance standards set by the EPA. They use less energy, are less expensive to operate, and cause fewer greenhouse gas emissions than their peers. Starting with the first Energy Star certified building in 1999, tens of thousands of buildings and plants across america have already earned EPA's Energy Star for superior energy performance. Learn more at www.energystar.gov.
ENERGY STAR RATING
ENERGY STAR RATING
Boys & Girls Club
81 68 69 64 89 77 82 84 70 59 96 91 92 70 95 96
(Hillsboro Online Academy)
89 52 88 97 65 91
88 89 97 88 96 24
98 93 82 89 72
Oregon Green Schools
Oregon Green Schools is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting schools in setting up and maintaining effective, permanent waste reduction and resource efficiency programs. Learn more at http://oregongreenschools.org.
HSD's Green Schools are:
- Farmington View Elementary School
- Glencoe High School
- Liberty High School
- Lincoln Street Elementary School
- McKinney Elementary School
International Certification Programs
Certain environmental certification programs are recognized worldwide, such as LEED. The Hillsboro School District has buildings that qualify under LEED standards.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building, community and home project types, LEED provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings.