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Summit School District saves energy with smart software

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May 13th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Schools | 6 Comments

Through a combination of energy efficiency and actively managing energy use, the Summit School District is on track to save more than $100,000 in energy costs this year. In fact, after investigating the operation of lighting and HVAC equipment at Summit High School in the summer of 2012 with a new energy-management system called the Colorado | Read More

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Cal-State students organize for energy efficiency

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May 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Schools | No Comments

Cal State Fullerton’s energy-efficiency group PowerSave Green Campus is currently working with organizations across campus to encourage energy conservation cut down energy usage. The organization is hoping to promote this through techniques that include replacing incandescent light bulbs throughout campus and monitoring the amount of energy used. The group is organized by the Alliance to Save Energy, | Read More

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Ohio schools lead the country in energy efficiency

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May 1st, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy, Schools | No Comments

Ohio leads the nation in energy-efficient LEED schools, saving millions of dollars on energy costs statewide. And cash-strapped districts are hoping voters appreciate those financial benefits as they make their cases for levy approvals. The state’s top rank is in large part because of the Ohio School Facilities Commission’s (OSFC) adoption of the Leadership in Energy | Read More

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Energy Star Portfolio Manager Helps K-12 Facility Managers Avoid Millions In Energy Costs

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April 11th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Schools | No Comments

By Karen Kroll – Energy Efficiency The cost to heat, cool, and operate the approximately 98,800 public elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. comes to about $7.6 billion annually, says Lauren Pitcher, a communications director with Energy Star. That’s more than the tab for textbooks and computers combined. Indeed, energy costs are typically a school’s largest operating | Read More

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Energy Efficiency In K-12 Buildings Doesn’t Require Full Time Employee

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April 10th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Schools | No Comments

By Karen Kroll – Energy Efficiency Individuals assigned to energy management in K-12 buildings don’t have to be full-time, especially in smaller districts. Mike Ellinger is the energy manager with DeKalb Central Schools in Waterloo, Ind. Ellinger, who oversees and tallies energy use within the six schools and one office building that partner with Energy Star, works | Read More

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NIPSCO Providing Rebates for Energy Efficiency

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April 9th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates, Schools | No Comments

Students may mistake them for smoke detectors, but they are actually energy saving devices helping schools save thousands of dollars. They are occupancy sensors that turn off lights when no one is in the room, and through a partnership between NIPSCO and Energizing Indiana, they are one of the many components being introduced to La | Read More

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Chelmsford (MA) School Committee projects energy savings

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March 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Schools | No Comments

The School Committee has been updated about the district’s 20-year service contract with Johnson Controls, an energy company expected to generate Chelmsford $483,317 in total cost savings. Introducing the presentation Tuesday night was Department of Public Works Director Gary Persichetti, who informed committee members that Johnson Controls was able to address all capital items, as | Read More

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Energy efficiency program aims to make all Kentuckians more aware

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March 14th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Schools | No Comments

Kentucky is one of three states to receive a U.S. Department of Energy grant to use Cooperative Extension offices to funnel energy efficiency information to residents. Beverly Miller, an extension associate in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering is spearheading the effort dubbed “Energy Efficiency Awareness and Action | Read More

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$12M North Pocono renovation project will improve energy efficiency

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March 12th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Schools | No Comments

This summer, the North Pocono School District will embark on a project involving sweeping renovations for some its schools – changes officials say will help the facilities last another 20 to 30 years. Improvements at four buildings – district middle and intermediate schools and Moscow and Jefferson elementaries – during the next three summers will | Read More

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NYSERDA Announces Energy Efficiency Projects at Binghamton University

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January 31st, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government, Rebates, Schools | No Comments

From NYSERDA: The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced energy efficiency projects at the State University of New York at Binghamton that are projected to save the university $355,000 in energy costs every year and will result in the avoidance of over 2,190 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually. These projects | Read More

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