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Energy Code Information
Contact Ingo Stroup,
Senior Energy Specialist
Division of Building Safety with all your Energy Code Questions.

Idaho Energy Division
322 E. Front St
PO Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0098
Ph: (208) 287-4800
Fx: (208) 287-6700

Idaho Energy Division Hotline
1-800-334-SAVE (7283)

Primary and Secondary Schools

After salaries, energy costs are the most expensive budget item for most school districts, even more than books and supplies, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. And nearly all of these schools could cut their energy use by 25% or more by being smart about their energy use.

Whether you are building new buildings or trying to maintain your existing ones, the Energy Division can help. With access to technical assistance from experts, educational materials, and a wide range of no-cost services, if we can’t get what you need, we will find someone who can.

If you want better buildings that cost less to operate, protect our natural resources, and help your students learn better, contact us.

Watch a video on school energy and building issues (requires Real Player).

School districts, even those in small, rural communities, can build schools that are drastically more efficient, provide more fresh air and natural light, use sustainable building materials, and even have lower construction costs. But don’t take our word for it—check out these building profiles:

BetterBricks Success Stories

California High Performance Schools

An essential element of successful building projects and quality maintenance of them is building commissioning.

For major retrofit projects, energy performance contracting may be a strategy to consider. Much less risky than the older shared savings programs, good performance contracting projects will guarantee the energy savings.

Furnace & Water Heater Photo Twin Falls School District Administration Building

School Energy Conservation

National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities

Energy Smart Schools

Alliance to Save Energy-- New School Design

Energy Services Coalition

Energy Star Information

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Network

Loan Applications

Governmental, Schools, and Hospitals [PDF]

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