Department of Energy’s “Renew America’s Schools” Grant Program

Labeled a “first of its kind investment” by the Department of Energy, a funding opportunity for public K-12 school facilities was approved November 26th, 2022. Its name? The Renew America’s Schools Grant.

The first round of these grants will account for $80 million dollars (and the full grant program estimated to total around $500 million dollars) will be allotted for energy improvements that result in direct reduction to school energy costs, increased energy efficiency, and lead to improvements in teacher and student health.  Continue reading “Department of Energy’s “Renew America’s Schools” Grant Program”

Indoor Air Pollution Can Drastically Reduce Life Expectancies

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air is up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. That makes sense, as indoor air is often stale and recirculated, with many modern buildings lacking the ability to open windows due to energy-saving designs. But that notion that indoor air is five times more polluted becomes a potentially grave risk, based on a recent report regarding pollution and life expectancies. Continue reading “Indoor Air Pollution Can Drastically Reduce Life Expectancies”