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SCTE, ISBE Join Villanova’s RISE Forum

Carl Weinschenk

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm – the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE) said today that they are joining Villanova University’s Resilient Innovation through Sustainable Engineering Forum (RISE). RISE, the press release says, aims to advance sustainable enterprises. It says that that mission aligns with the SCTE/ISBE Energy 2020   …Continue Reading


School Facilities Facing Shortfall

Carl Weinschenk

“State of Our Schools,” a report by the 21st Century School Fund, The National Council On School Facilities and The Center for Green Schools, finds facilities lacking across the United States. Among many other things, the report covers HVAC and other energy-related elements of the schools. The report acknowledges that there have been significant improvements in   …Continue Reading


Bennington, VT, SD Energy Renovation Project on Hold

Carl Weinschenk

The Vermont Agency of Education has withheld approval for the Bennington School District’s energy renovation project because of the way in which the search for a contractor was conducted. The Manchester Journal said that the district is accused of having violated 16 V.S.A. § 3448f. The agency’s allegation is that the district’s request for proposals   …Continue Reading


Sulphur Springs SD Set to Start Solar Installations

Carl Weinschenk

  The Sulphur Springs (CA) School District is set to begin installation of solar panels at nine elementary schools, according to SignalSVC. The installations are part of a 25-year agreement reached between the district and PFMG Solar last July. The electricity generated by the panels, which will be installed atop carports, shade structures and on   …Continue Reading


Window Film is a Clear (or Tinted) Choice

Carl Weinschenk

Darrell Smith, the Executive Director of the International Window Film Association (IWFA), said that in the past, window film installations in California schools were only done in conjunction with bigger projects. There simply was no way to assess the value of these projects in isolation and, thus, no way to qualify for state funding.   Recently,   …Continue Reading


AZ School District Looks to Change Energy Use

Carl Weinschenk

The Coolidge (AZ) Unified School District is taking steps to change how it consumes energy, according to the Casa Grande Dispatch. The site says that the school district has retained McKinstry to help it design cultural changes for the 2016-2017 school year. The story notes that McKinstry’s PowerED program takes a behavioral approach to saving   …Continue Reading


Drexel University Updates its Energy Master Plan

Carl Weinschenk

Drexel University has not updated its energy master plan for seven years, which is a long time in the rapidly changing world of energy. The situation is about to be rectified. The school, in accordance with new benchmarking requirements from the city of Philadelphia, has commissioned Concord Engineering to bring the school’s plan up to date.   …Continue Reading


LED Retrofit at DC Charter School

Carl Weinschenk

Revolution Lighting Technologies’ LED tube products have been installed by GB Energie LED LLC at the Ideal Academy Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. GB Energie, a minority- and woman-owned business, used Revolution’s T8 SEP LED Tubes, Uni-Fit T5 Ballast Ready LED Tubes and occupancy sensor lighting, the press release said.  The installations, which the   …Continue Reading


Green Charge Providing Energy to Grossmont (CA) School District

Carl Weinschenk

  Green Charge Networks has agreed on an energy storage project with the Grossmont Union High School District, which is in the eastern side of San Diego County, CA. Green Charge, which calls itself the largest provider of commercial energy storage in the United States, will deploy 7.4 mWh energy storage capacity at 14 sites   …Continue Reading


Ohio State Moving Ahead with Energy Plan

Carl Weinschenk

Ohio State University said this week that it is moving ahead with phase three of its Comprehensive Energy Management plan. The goal of the plan is to contract with outside partners who would, according to The Lantern, “manage the maintenance, upkeep and operating responsibilities of the Columbus campus’ energy systems, including electricity, natural gas, chilled-water cooling   …Continue Reading


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