Author: d Bocchicchio

How Energy Savings Performance Contracts Can Stretch School Districts’ Budgets (and Fund Healthier Classrooms)

An interview with Superintendent Anibal Soler Reveals How Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs) have Helped Batavia City and Schenectady City Schools Fund Critical Capital Improvements By Kendra McQuilton, Chief Executive Officer of Energia Fiscal responsibility is one of the most important aspects of a school district superintendent’s job. But if the mandate is to simultaneously deliver... Read more »

Floral Park-Bellerose Elementary gets Real-World STEM Experience

Sixth Grade Engineering Club Learns Directly About Energy Efficiency (Floral Park, NY – June 14, 2022) Floral Park-Bellerose School District, participated in the Energia Real World STEM Learning/Career Exploration program, with sixth graders from Floral Park-Bellerose Elementary.  Energia partnered with the district on an Energy Performance Contract and offered the program to interested students as… Read more »

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Introduction & OverviewEpisode 1: Why a Proven Process WorksEpisode #2: Energy Performance Contracts vs. Capital ProjectsEpisode #3: Covid Relief Funding and Energy Performance Contracts.Episode #4: How Many Engineers Does it Take to Change a Fluorescent Light bulb?Episode #5: Top Questions Answered.Episode #6: Better Air in Classrooms Matters Beyond COVIDEpisode #7: Real World Energy Savings: Commack,... Read more »

Educational Equity Starts at the Building Level

There can be no equity in education without first providing parity in the condition of physical learning environments By Kendra McQuilton, CEO at Energia  The pandemic has brought into sharp relief the massive disparity between “have” and “have not” districts for students, parents, educators and administrators. Differences exist between access to learning resources, staffing, technology… Read more »

Energia® Awards Four Middle Country Students With STEM Scholarships

Energia supports the next generation of young women engineers  (Centereach, NY – May 25, 2022) Energia®, an energy-savings engineering firm, has awarded its Energia STEM Scholarship for Young Women™ to four deserving Middle Country School District seniors. Newfield High School students Tara Giordano and Naia Johnson each received the scholarship in the amount of $1250,… Read more »