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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 »

Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs):
Through a Superintendent Lens with Dr. Donald James

Energy Performance Contracts guarantee financial savings and reduce the carbon footprint of schools.  Here’s how to maximize your school’s energy potential. Schools burn a significant amount of fossil fuels on a daily basis, eating into already tight budgets and adding to the growing problem of climate change around the world today.  On top of that,

It’s Not Too Good To Be True: 5 FAQs of Energy Performance Contract Projects for School Districts

Energy performance contract projects are a worthwhile investment, but complex in nature. Energia answers commonly asked questions about EPCs. By David M. Newman, PE, CEM, LEED-AP, CEA. Vice President of Engineering at Energia. David has over 20 years of diverse experience in engineering project management and providing engineering services to industrial manufacturing, institutional, commercial and… Read more »

An Ounce of Prevention: How Expert Guidance Ensures the Realization of Savings from Energy Savings Projects

Energy savings performance contracts can help municipalities and school districts pay for improvement projects, but not without oversight. By Kendra McQuilton, Chief Executive Officer  Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) are powerful financing tools municipalities and school districts can use to fund capital improvement projects with money saved from improved energy efficiency and reduced operating expenses.… Read more »