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

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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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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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