School Districts Can’t Afford to Ignore Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs)
From the desk of Kendra McQuilton
CEO of Energia
Tightening Budgets and Aging Buildings are Creating a Crisis that
EPCs Can Help Solve
This is your chance to transform your district facilities!
The U.S. Department of Energy defines energy performance contracting as “a budget-neutral approach to make building improvements that reduce energy and water use and increase operational efficiency.” But it can be far more than that. An energy performance contract (EPC) offers a way to transform your aging district buildings into centers of excellence for learning.
Last year Energia was contracted by the Ossining New York School District to manage its Energy Performance Project, from finance through verification.
Ossining Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Raymond Sanchez, captured the excitement and potential that this project holds for his district when he noted that, “Creating an optimal learning environment to benefit our students and our teachers is our top priority. We know that proper lighting, comfortable temperatures, and clean air flow has a direct impact on academic performance and absenteeism. By engaging in an Energy Performance Contact, we are able to make these needed building upgrades without additional tax-payer financial support.”
This is not an isolated district need, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) says that “53% of public school districts report the need to update or replace multiple building systems, including HVAC systems.” This is why districts like yours can’t afford to ignore energy performance contracts any longer. Aging infrastructure, rising construction material prices and increasing energy costs can all be taken into account during an energy project assessment.
Energia offers school districts like yours a Proven Process for Energy Savings. We are here to help you better understand and embrace your options so you can take action to reduce your energy costs while improving your facilities and learning environments.
Please give us a call to see how we can help: 631-360-0006 Ext: 409.
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