Tag Archives: Schools

North Ridgeville schools get loan to improve energy efficiency

By: Steve Fogarty The Chronicle-Telegram | Chronicleonline | Originally published 10/23/2015 NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The spotlight has been firmly fixed on the school system’s new $58.1 million middle school and sports complex for the past few years. But now that construction is finally underway on the 223,000-square-foot school, administrators and school board members also are Read more…

Energy contracts offer big savings, especially for schools

By: Ryan Randazzo The Republic | azcentral.com The deals allow organizations that otherwise would not have the cash on hand to make such improvements to begin saving on electricity, gas and water bills. Despite nearly 40 years of growth, the industry isn’t well known outside of those working in facilities management, Arwood said. The contracts Read more…

NMSU sees big savings so far thanks to energy performance contract

By: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu Just 10 months into an energy performance contract between New Mexico State University and energy services company Ameresco, the university has seen big savings so far in its utility bills. NMSU Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing director Patrick Chavez said so far, the campus has seen about 17 percent in Read more…

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY SELECTS ENERGY FOCUS TO PROVIDE LED LIGHTING UPGRADE

Energy Focus, Inc., a leader in LED lighting technologies, today announced Wayne State University, a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution with 29,000 students and 100 buildings comprising over one million square feet, has selected Energy Focus’ tubular LED lighting products to replace its existing T12 fluorescent lighting. “We are proud to be the first university in Michigan Read more…

ITHACA SCHOOLS SPEND MONEY TO SAVE ENERGY

Next summer, Ithaca City School District (ICSD) is likely to embark construction on a district-wide Energy Performance Contract (EPC)—conducted by Trane Heating and Air Condition Services—that would cost more than $10.1 million. Eighteen years from now the capital project is projected to cover the $10.1 million cost and net the district $7.5 million in additional Read more…

ICSD Eyes 18-year, $10.1 Million Energy Contract

Next summer, Ithaca City School District (ICSD) is likely to embark construction on a district-wide Energy Performance Contract (EPC)—conducted by Trane Heating and Air Condition Services—that would cost more than $10.1 million. Eighteen years from now, the capital project, is projected to cover the $10.1 million cost and net the district $7.5 million in additional Read more…

Ithaca Schools Looks to Innovative Energy Assessment to Free Up Dollars

A week away from putting out a $113,774,956 budget that will need a supermajority—at least 60 percent of voters—and increase the property tax levy by 8.87 percent and increase the tax rate by 5.67 percent, the Ithaca City School District (ICSD) is looking to make every dollar count. One way the district hopes to get Read more…

Sanford school projects bond OK’d for referendum

SANFORD – The budget referendum to be put before Sanford voters in June will also ask residents to consider a $1.5 million, 10-year bond for school capital improvement projects to make needed repairs and updates to school facilities throughout the district. The City Council voted unanimously at Tuesday’s meeting to include the bond request on Read more…

Calloway Schools ‘go green’ with cost-savings renovation

Calloway schools ‘go green’ with heating, lighting renovation Calloway County Schools Maintainance Director Kennith Duncan stands atop North Elementary School where rooftop heating and air units will soon be replaced as part of an efficiency renovation the school district has begun. Calloway County Schools began a utilities renovation  last month that is expected to save Read more…

N.C. A&T expects big energy, cost savings from Noresco plan

Students at N.C. A&T State University have been able to take part in the energy auditing and planning phases of a $4 million performance contract. Energy services firm Noresco is about to start the construction phase of that contract. After more than two years of preparation, N.C. A&T State University is moving forward on the construction phase of Read more…