Gov Brown’s budget expected to aid schools’ energy efficiency

January 15th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Rebates, Schools | No Comments

When Gov. Jerry Brown released his budget proposal, it included plans for $500 million in new spending on energy efficiency and related programs. Much of that money is expected to be earmarked for retrofitting schools to help lower utility bills, according to Capitol staffers. They say Brown’s plan will largely mirror a proposal put forward | Read More

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Alaska Schools Looking to Save Money with Energy Retrofits

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January 9th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Schools | No Comments

An energy audit of Alaska public facilities uncovered some of the most, and least, energy efficient buildings in the state. The study, conducted by Alaska Housing Finance Corp., evaluated 327 investment grade audits performed on public facilities. The study estimates there are 5,000 public buildings in Alaska, spending more than $641 million on energy every | Read More

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Editorial: Energy Retrofits for Schools Will Pay Off Big Time

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January 7th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Schools | No Comments

From the Sacramento Bee In this new year, voters should pat themselves on the back for delivering some stability to public schools. Voter support of Gov. Jerry Brown’s increase in sales and income taxes (Proposition 30) stopped the precipitous decline in state funding for public schools over the last five years. But 2013 also brings | Read More

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