Unity College in Maine, which describes itself as “America’s Environmental College,” has received a $40,000 grant to upgrade the heating system of McKay Farm & Research Station’s greenhouses, according to the Lancaster Farmer. The school, which is in Unity, ME, aims to upgrade the campus to carbon-neutral and fossil fuel-free status. The grant, which is seen by …Continue Reading
The William S. Hart Union School District, which serves Santa Clarita, CA, has contracted with Alliance Buildings Solutions for an energy efficiency upgrade project. Home Town Station reports that the deal covers lighting, heating, HVAC and advanced battery storage at several locations in the district. Payment is through Proposition 39, a voter-approved measure that allocates …Continue Reading
Most people agree that networked LEDs are a good thing. Getting there isn’t easy, however. The DLC aims to help.
The State University of New York’s Purchase campus has completed work on an energy efficiency initiative. The Herald Courier says that the project consists of four cooling towers and an underwater condenser system. The project, which cost about $9.2 million, is expected to save $400,000 annually in energy bills and cut carbon emissions by 360 tons, the …Continue Reading
Revolution Lighting Technologies announced this week that it has been awarded contracts for LED conversions for five school systems in two states.
The Greenfield (MO) School District last autumn retained Missouri Sun Solar to install a 376 kilowatt solar system, according to the Joplin Globe. Installation of the panels at the high school, middle school and elementary school began in March 29. The goal, according to the story, is to lower the energy bills by 80 percent. …Continue Reading
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
“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
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
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