Cal-State students organize for energy efficiency

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

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

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

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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$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

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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Clark County School District Saves Millions with Lighting Retrofit

January 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Thousands of student in the Clark County School District, the nation’s fifth-largest, are able to use cutting-edge technology thanks to energy efficiency programs that have conserved energy and returned part of those savings to the classroom in the form of teaching aids, such as iPads. The iPad program is a microcosm of what’s happening within | Read More

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MD School System to Seeks Funds for Energy Upgrade

September 11th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Carroll County Public Schools plans to apply for newly allocated state funds if it can gather the information necessary in time for submission. Governor Martin O’Malley allocated $25 million for the Fiscal Year 2013 Capital Improvement Program Energy Efficiency Initiative, with the goal of reducing energy consumption in Maryland public schools. School systems can apply | Read More

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Green Ribbon Program to Advance Sustainable Schools

A newly built green school in Alexandria, Va., features a rooftop garden that will filter rainwater for use in the school’s nonpotable water system.
January 10th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

The U.S. Department of Education announced the creation of the Green Ribbon Schools program, which will recognize schools that have taken great strides in greening their curricula, buildings, school grounds and overall building operations. The program, celebrated during a tree planting ceremony at the Department of Education headquarters, will help cash-strapped schools save money and prepare students for 21st century jobs.

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