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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 »

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 »

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 »