Author: Jennifer MacNeil

Diversity, inclusivity and purchasing policies: Are your spending decisions aligned? 

In light of the George Floyd protests, your school board may be re-examining district efforts involving diversity and inclusion. Have you considered your district’s dealings with businesses?

The average school district spends 11% of its budget on purchased services, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. There is an opportunity to ensure that minority and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBE) are competitive when bidding for that work.

Time-Sensitive LED Lighting Incentives – Don’t Miss out!

A representative from Eversource recently announced that LED lighting incentive money is expected to dry up within the next year.  How can you take advantage of this program now? Expert Guidance on How to Capitalize on Eversource’s Rebate Program Energy Performance Contract (EPC) projects are a perfect fit for Eversource’s Tiered Comprehensive Incentive Structure. Basically,… Read more »

INTERVIEW with Assistant Superintendent Jack Mitchell

Why did you decide to do an Energy Performance Contract (EPC)? I believe in always continuing to learn, so I attend seminars and presentations frequently. My attorney recommended I go to a presentation that Energia happened to be giving with my fiscal advisor. I was so impressed by the benefits to my district that could… Read more »

SOLAR CANOPY SYSTEMS: The Next Big Opportunity

Want to make a huge impact in your school district? Consider installing solar canopies, an untapped multi-purpose opportunity you can implement right now. Typically utilized in parking lots, walkways and other paved areas, solar canopies are elevated structures that host solar panels while providing shade at the same time. Schools can reduce their electric bills and… Read more »

Black History Month: Inspiration for the Future Through Reflection

At Energia, we are committed to taking the time to recognize diversity and how melding our strengths together has built this country into what it is today.  Every February, we have the opportunity to reflect on the contributions black Americans have made with Black History Month (BHM).  We take this moment to celebrate the culture,… Read more »

Overheating: The Enemy of Student Success

New research suggests that classroom temperatures play a part in student performance, especially if it concerns overheated classrooms. According to a new study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research, higher classroom temperatures can directly result in lower test scores. The study involved PSAT data from 10 million students, taken from high school classes… Read more »