Lucid is introducing BuildingOS, an "online operating system" for buildings. The new service can pull data from 150 meter types and building systems, including utility meters, building and lighting controls, sub-meters, onsite generation feeds, and plug loads meters.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
A Montana school district is looking to save more than $140,000 per year through improvements made to 12 of its school buildings -- improvements that are designed to make them more energy-efficient. The changes, which will be finished by the end of 2013, will come at no up-front cost to the district.
Maryland's University Park Elementary School is installing a rooftop photovoltaic solar array projected to generate up to $18,000 each year in addition to clean energy.
Sumner-Eddyville-Miller Public Schools in central Nebraska plans to implement more energy efficient heating, cooling, lighting, windows, and electronic controls, and switch to a renewable energy heat source.
Solar power will now provide approximately 60 percent of the electricity at Arizona's Somerton School District.
Dorchester County Public Schools has completed an 803-kilowatt solar installation on the campus of Mace's Lane Middle School.
A 51-school solar power system has been completed for the Mount Diablo Unified School District in the East San Francisco Bay area, resulting in an expected $3 million per year in energy cost savings for the district.
A national online competition challenges students in grades 4-8 to build the fastest, best designed, and most visually stunning solar vehicle they can imagine.
- By Sharleen Nelson
Tanque Verde Unified School District in Tucson, AZ, is going green on all four of its campuses with solar power installations expected to generate 2 million kilowatt-hours each year.
An Ohio organization focused on cutting electricity costs for school districts in the state has partnered with a company that develops software-as-a-service applications to manage facilities, maintenance, and technology.
The Battle Ground School District in Clark County, WA will add $3.9 million in energy efficiency upgrades in an effort to reduce operating costs and lower carbon emissions.
With government data centers on the verge of major changes, how can states balance their technology needs with their financial reality?
Maryland's Caroline County Public Schools has completed construction on three solar photovoltaic installations with an expected combined yearly output of 2,800 megawatt hours of electricity.
The Los Angeles Unified School District has recently gone public with its decision to install solar power systems at 26 schools to save $25 million over 20 years.
Indiana Area School District (IASD) is moving forward with plans for $16 million in energy-efficiency improvements to its schools, maintenance buildings, and administrative buildings.