A school district in Oklahoma has just kicked off a project to save $2.5 million in energy costs over five years by applying technology and behavior-based conservation programs.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Schools only see about a quarter of the expected savings following energy efficiency upgrades, according to a new report from the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) and the E2e Project.
The Santa Paula Unified School District is undertaking upgrades that are estimated to save the district nearly $4 million over the course of the project.
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has awarded PowerMyLearning, a San Francisco education nonprofit, a four-year grant to expand its personalized learning and family support initiatives in Bay Area public schools in underserved communities.
The Soledad Unified School District will install a new solar photovoltaic system projected to save $45,000 in annual energy costs.
The Huntington Beach City School District has completed the latest phase in an initiative that will save the district an estimated $16.3 million while enriching science, technology, engineering arts and math (STEAM) education for students.
California's Grossmont Union High School District will install a 1.1-megawatt solar power system estimated to save $6.3 million in electricity costs over the next two decades.
Oregon's Hillsboro School District has begun work on a $3.5 million energy savings performance contract designed to improve operational efficiency at 13 schools.
California's Central School District has completed the first phase of a solar power initiative that will eventually comprise 1.5 megawatts and be capable of generating 2 million kilowatt-hours, 75 percent of the district's needs, in its first year.
Escondido Union High School District will deploy solar installations that, together, will produce enough energy to meet three-quarters of the district's needs, at four campuses.
The Atlantic County School District has completed installation of two solar power projects totaling 600 kilowatts.
Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School has completed installation of a 178-kilowatt solar energy project.
California's Thacher School is installing a 676,139-watt solar power system, thanks to the school's senior class gift and additional funding from a foundation.
Ohio's Goshen Local School District recently retrofitted its buildings with LED lights for a projected energy cost savings of $61,000 each year.
Maryland's Montgomery County Public School System is going solar with a 2.8-megawatt project at eight schools.