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[en] School buildings differ from other types of buildings because they are where our children are educated and have the opportunity to learn how to become environmentally-aware citizens. It is therefore essential that schools set a good example regarding efficient fossil energy utilisation, pollution control, environmentally-friendly material selection, quality of life, users' comfort, etc. These experiences can serve as teaching aids for educational developments to raise awareness about different energy resources and their possible sustainable use. All European municipalities have some involvement in managing, retrofitting and/or building schools. They are also concerned about balancing the municipal budget. Some existing schools have very high energy consumption due to poor design, operation or maintenance. Such schools would clearly benefit from energy efficiency improvements. New schools, if properly designed and constructed, can achieve extremely low energy use. Hence, there are significant attractions for municipalities to opt for sustainable solutions which involve energy efficient technologies and measures. This is the challenging background which led to the production the Guide to Sustainable Energy Technologies for Schools. This guide is a decision-making tool intended for European municipalities and school managers. Its aim is to: - assist them in choosing between the energy technologies that will be used in school building or retrofitting projects, - provide them with a framework for measuring and comparing different aspects of energy performance that can be used to convince decision-makers to select sustainable energy technologies and measures. The guide is composed of three parts: - An illustrative list of sustainable energy technologies, - An introduction to energy performance indicators, - Fifteen case studies describing practical sustainable energy solutions applied to schools in seven European countries.