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Green Schools Conference Recap:
A Practical Plan for Going Green

Building decarbonization was a hot topic at the recent GSC event; Here’s how you can build your roadmap for success. By Justin Benoit, Senior Project Manager, CEM   The recent Green Schools Conference, hosted in-person in New Orleans across three days in February/March 2023, was a packed event including programming featuring peer-to-peer content and networking,

Energy Efficiency Funding Opportunities for Municipalities and Public Schools

How your district can leverage the federal Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for improving facilities and reducing energy costs. By David M. Newman, PE, CEM,LEED-AP, CEA Vice President of Engineering Two broad legislative acts signed into law during the summer of 2022 – the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and… Read more »

Alternative Energy 101 for School District Retrofits

An Energy Performance Contract Project Can be the Perfect Way to Reduce Energy Costs While Delivering a Measure of “Green” Energy for Your School District. When we are working with a school district to manage their energy performance contract (EPC), we are often involved in recommending that they convert or integrate an alternative energy source… Read more »

What to do NOW Before the Windows Close for ARP ESSER and IRA Funding

You may still be able to obtain funding from ARP ESSER before the current September 2024 and December 2024 deadlines, but you’ll need to hurry! Plus, the new Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) opens up new opportunities for SolarPV. The current window for funding upgrades for school district building health and safety under America Rescue Plan… Read more »