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The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) estimates that 53% of schools need to make infrastructure upgrades just to provide ‘good’ conditions for students and staff. Educational institutions tend to run up large energy bills across their properties, so increasing energy efficiency by upgrading lighting and HVAC systems and controls can cut energy costs by more than half, and in some cases, up to 70%.
Our extensive experience in helping to solve the energy challenges in education ensures the maximum return on investments, increased efficiency and reduced carbon emissions.
Plumas Lake Elementary School District utilized a Solar PV system to achieve 100% of their total…
Centrica Business Solutions helps the school district stay on top of their energy usage through…
Reed School in Newtown partnered with its local Sustainable Energy Commission in the largest solar…
The nation’s school districts spend more than $8 billion annually on energy and the EPA estimates that at least a quarter of that energy is wasted due to energy inefficiencies. At the same time constant budgetary pressures to reduce utility costs means improved efficiencies are needed, for example sensors to monitor energy use, upgrading HVAC systems, installing energy-efficient lighting and occupancy sensors, and switching to water-efficient fixtures.
Resilient operations are critical to ensure education locations and estates meet policy and legislation requirements and reduce the risk of downtime that can impact student performance and satisfaction. Effectively managing risks demands energy resources, infrastructure and processes that ensure a resilient and operational energy supply, and an energy strategy that reduces exposure to grid failures and supports efficient management of energy estates is critical.
Students' attitudes towards the climate are changing and education organizations need to have a long-term energy and carbon reduction policy. Investment in energy resources and technology such as lighting or on-site generation is critical to deliver sustainable building efficiency and meet carbon targets, as well as maintain their reputation in an increasingly competitive market and deliver an enhanced student experience with better working and living environments.
School districts are already benefiting from a range of energy solutions, driving cost and carbon emission benefits.
Buildings require adequate lighting and LED bulbs use a quarter of the energy and last 5-10 times longer
Well ventilated buildings provide productivity benefits and updating aging systems will reduce energy use, maintenance and operations costs
Take advantage of unused real estate to reduce carbon emissions, reduce costs and improve resilience
Enable the deployment of new, more efficient energy technologies while freeing up capital to investment in student education
Energy costs are second only to salaries in many school districts. The Department of Energy reports…
Lighting typically accounts for as much as 30% to 40% of a school’s total energy costs – making it…
Public school administrators must ensure their facilities provide a safe, healthy, and productive…
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