Education

Humber College Gets Big Energy Research Funding Infusion

Carl Weinschenk

Humber College in Toronto is receiving $24.98 million in funding for the study of energy efficiency-related issues. InsideToronto says the money is coming through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund. The source of the funding will be the federal government ($21.68 million) and the province ($3.3 million). The story says that $15.49 million will fund a   …Continue Reading


Unity College Gets Grant for Greenhouses

Carl Weinschenk

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


Santa Clarita, CA, Upgrading Schools

Carl Weinschenk

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


The DesignLights Consortium Amps Up its Networking Initiatives

Carl Weinschenk

Most people agree that networked LEDs are a good thing. Getting there isn’t easy, however. The DLC aims to help.


SUNY Purchase Finishes Efficiency Project

Carl Weinschenk

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 in NJ, PA Schools

Carl Weinschenk

Revolution Lighting Technologies announced this week that it has been awarded contracts for LED conversions for five school systems in two states.


Greenfield, MO, Schools’ Solar Installation Nears Completion

Carl Weinschenk

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


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