Climate-Smart Schools

The Program

Climate Resolve is collaborating with EcoMotion on the Climate-Smart Schools (CSS) initiative to help Southern California schools with energy efficiency and water conservation efforts — so schools save money and help California meet its climate targets. CSS is an initiative to help Southern California school districts and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) work together to obtain the maximum dollar savings with allocations of their California Clean Energy Jobs Act (“Proposition 39”) funds. With our guidance, Los Angeles and Orange County  schools are now saving money and reducing greenhouse gases, and plowing the savings into educating the next generation.

How It Works

We provide Proposition 39 program assistance; act as an energy manager for districts; ensure school districts and LEAs get maximum savings from their Proposition 39 allocations; and make compliance easier.

CSS services include:

  • Objective short- and mid-term energy planning
  • Energy surveys and audits
  • Detailed financial analyses
  • Policy development
  • Technical evaluations
  • Project identification
  • Oversight, quality control, reporting, and monitoring for five years

In addition to energy savings, schools reap “co-benefits,” including:

  • Better learning environments
  • Cooler schools and playgrounds
  • Applied student and teacher learning
  • Clean-tech jobs in your community
  • Greater resilience in emergencies
  • Carbon savings and climate protection

More Information

Climate Smart Schools Flier (PDF)

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