To provide for grants from the Secretary of Education to State and local educational agencies for EnergySmart schools and Energy Star programs.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``School Building Enhancement Act''.
SEC. 2. GRANT PROGRAM.
The Secretary of Education may provide grants-- (1) to State educational agencies and local educational agencies for providing intensive technical assistance for, and assisting the implementation of, the EnergySmart Schools Program of the Department of Energy and the Energy Star for K- 12 School Districts program of the Environmental Protection Agency; (2) to local educational agencies that become partners through the Energy Star for K-12 School Districts program of the Environmental Protection Agency; and (3) to State educational agencies for use in the development of State-level school energy efficiency quality plans, in partnership with the Secretary of Energy, including-- (A) standards for school building design, construction, and renovation; and (B) proposals for the systematic improvement (including benchmarks and timelines) of environmental conditions in and around schools throughout the State, including-- (i) environmentally preferable purchasing of products for instruction and maintenance; (ii) increasing the use of alternative energy fuels in school buses; (iii) maximization of transportation choices for students, staff, and other members of the community; and (iv) individual prescriptive efficiency improvements such as lighting improvements, roofing, high efficiency HVAC systems, and mechanical and envelope insulation.
SEC. 3. FEDERAL SHARE.