California's Pajaro Valley Unified School District will install solar power systems, projected to reduce energy costs by approximately $380,000 each year, at five schools.
From Sept. 29 to Oct. 19, 2013, students, faculty and staff at Santee School District in Southern California competed to achieve the greatest percentage reduction in their school's electricity use by turning off lights when not needed, unplugging electronics after the school day finished and engaging in other energy conservation actions. The district saved a total of 35,203 kilowatt-hours, resulting in about $7,500 in savings.
A new survey suggests that most Americans, 90 percent, think it's important to improve public school buildings.
Ten winning institutions will share in $310,000 to fund renewable energy education programs thanks to Constellation Energy's 2013 E2 Energy to Educate grant program.
School City of Hammond, a school district in Indiana with an annual utility bill of more than $3.5 million annually, has gone public with its use of software to manage the energy usage of its computing devices.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Taylor High School has deployed a renewable energy system that brings together solar and wind power in an effort to reduce costs and teach students about sustainable energy.
Sandy Grove Middle School, located in Hoke County, NC, has deployed a photovoltaic solar power system, making it a net producer of energy.
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.
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.
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
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?