Education

Mass School Saves Through Smart Tech

Carl Weinschenk

The Telegram reports that The Sizer School, a North Central Charter Essential School in Fitchburg, MA, has installed sensor technology that detects if a room is occupied and adjusts the temperature accordingly. The sensors also turn lights on and off. School administrators told The Telegram that it can save more than 47,000 kilowatt hours in   …Continue Reading


Revolution Lighting Scores Many Contracts with NJ Schools

Carl Weinschenk

Revolution Lighting Technologies (RVLT) says it has completed lighting retrofits across 50 New Jersey school systems, installing more than 500,000 of its Seesmart LED tubes to date. This program will yield significant cost savings, exceeding $3.3 million annually, to achieve an average project payback of less than three years. RVLT’s Northeast distributor, Tri-State LED, played a   …Continue Reading


Ameresco Installs Solar for 6 Schools in Arlington, Mass.

Linda Hardesty

Six schools in Arlington, Massachusetts are having solar panels installed by Ameresco. The Town of Arlington entered into a 20-year solar power purchase agreement (PPA) with Ameresco wherein the town will purchase electricity at a rate lower than it currently pays to the utility Eversource, resulting in annual utility budget savings. Rooftop-mounted solar panels are   …Continue Reading


5 Tips for Maximizing Energy Efficiency During the Summer Break

Domenic Armano

5 Tips for Maximizing Energy Efficiency During the Summer Break With summer in full swing, most schools across the nation have another month of silent halls before students come back. Despite empty or mostly empty facilities, many schools often continue to use more energy than needed during the quiet summer months. In fact, schools this   …Continue Reading


Texas College Installs CHP

Linda Hardesty

Texas Wesleyan in Fort Worth is renovating its Central Power Plant as part of a $6.2 million energy-saving project being conducted by The Way Companies. The power plant renovations are projected to save 5.9 million kWh per year and $377,000 annually on utility costs, according to the University’s news site. A new combined heat and power   …Continue Reading


UMD Performing Arts Center Will Achieve 80% Energy Savings with LED Retrofit

Karen Henry

The University of Maryland (UMD) Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (CSPAC) will achieve an estimated 80 percent energy savings as the result of an LED wall washer retrofit. The project included replacing 87 halogen lamps lining the CSPAC’s atrium with LED modules. The primary goals of the retrofit were to maintain the visual appearance of   …Continue Reading


School District Installs 8.4 MW of Solar At 28 Campuses

Linda Hardesty

SunEdison has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Rialto Unified School District in California for 8.4 MW of solar power. As part of the agreement, SunEdison will install solar canopies above the parking lots of all 28 schools in the district. The school district expects the solar systems to generate a 20   …Continue Reading


Community College Nets $80K in Lighting Rebates

Linda Hardesty

San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) chose Cree energy efficient LED lighting for its campus along with Cree SmartCast technology. The college upgraded its administrative offices with the LED lights and controls and is now consuming up to 75 percent less lighting energy. The college also received over $80,000 in rebates for the project. The   …Continue Reading


S&C Electric Provides Smart-Grid Technology for College

Linda Hardesty

Elgin Community College in Northeastern Illinois had recently added a number of buildings to its 217-acre campus, but the campus continued to operate off an aging medium-voltage (MV) electrical distribution system built in the late 1960s when the school moved to its current location. The school embarked on a project to update the electrical distribution system   …Continue Reading


Cogeneration System Sold to Long Island School District

Linda Hardesty

Four FlexEnergy microturbines soon will become an integral part of a comprehensive energy savings project for the Longwood Central School District in Long Island, New York. The Flex turbines will include an integrated hot water cogeneration module to allow for a mechanical connection to multiple facility hot water systems, as well as absorption chilling. FlexEnergy’s   …Continue Reading


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