If your school district previously explored solar through state-sponsored programs that did not come to fruition, now is the time to take a fresh look! By Aldo Mazzaferro, PE, CEM, CEA Director of Technical Services New York State is a major supporter of the Solar industry. In 2012, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the NY-Sun initiative… Read more »
How one major school district arrived at Energy Efficiency By Dave Newman, PE, CEM, LEED-AP, CEA, Vice President, Engineering, Energia As the 8th largest school district in the United States, the School District of Philadelphia faces a complex challenge: Many of its 250+ buildings need major infrastructure upgrades, which became even more urgent with the… Read more »
Mitigate Budget Cuts, Improve Your Efficiency, and Make Needed Capital Upgrades, all WITHOUT Building Aid By Herb Chessler, Former President, ASBO NEW YORK Educational Finance Specialist, Energia In recent months, Governor Cuomo has stated repeatedly that if New York does not receive additional federal funds, the state will be forced to make drastic reductions in… Read more »
According to a new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), more than half of our nation’s school buildings are suffering from major infrastructure problems.
In addition, some 36,000 school buildings need to repair or replace several major features and systems which, if they aren’t fixed, can lead to serious health and safety issues for students, teachers and staff.
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 »
By Jane Leonhardt, Summit Daily PRESENTATION RECAP NYSCOSS Fall Leadership Summit – Summit Daily Blast The educational session, “How Newburgh Effected Transformational Change with One Simple Initiative,” was sponsored by Premier Diamond Partner Energia and presented by Kendra McQuilton, CEO of Energia and Dr. Robert Padilla, former Superintendent of Newburgh Enlarged City School District. This… Read more »
We look forward to lending our expertise as technical owner’s representatives to you throughout your energy performance contracts. Bedford School District, NY Capital Region Education Council (CREC), CT Central Islip School District, NY (Repeat Customer!) Eastport-South Manor School District, NY Kings Park School District, NY Monticello Central School District, NY Northern York School District, PA… Read more »
Don’t delegate your district’s decision to do an EPC without reading this. School District Administrators today must manage many competing priorities. It’s tempting to want to delegate any and all appropriate decisions to your staff. Certainly, that would include anything having to do with energy efficiency? Not always. Energy Performance Contracts have enjoyed a surge… Read more »
The concept of Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) has enjoyed a significant comeback in the last decade. Once viewed as a niche program used primarily to replace only lighting, EPCs are now considered key components in many school districts’ long-term capital funding strategies. As EPCs have risen in popularity, a new best practice has also emerged… Read more »