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In most cases the energy bill is a public school's second largest annual expense. In this section we are compiling information about everything from performance contracting to lighting retrofit to help schools reduce their energy costs. 

 


hpa Buildings That Shape Learning
By: Dr. Bill Wiecking - Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Source: VPG
In April 2010, Hawaii Preparatory Academy celebrated the grand opening of its Energy Lab. Energy Lab Director Dr. Bill Wiecking shares more about this new innovative learning facility and how this building has been shaping learning.

miura Boilers to improve Energy Efficiencies
By: Daniel Reing - Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Source: Marcomm Group
Installation of Multiple Miura Boilers Provides Economical High-Capacity Steam Output, Automated Operation, and Compact Size Combined With Reduced Fuel Consumption, Lower Emissions, and Other “Green” Benefits Contributing to the University’s Climate Commitment

pulse MPulse Releases Fourth Generation CMMS Software
By: Steve Brous - Monday, May 3, 2010
Source: MPulse
“Web-native applications like v7, with advanced web server technology, user-friendly architecture, customizable interfaces and location independence offer superior performance in the gathering, measuring and reporting of data” states Randy Brous, MPulse’s Director of Development. “Superior performance means the software gets widely used and accepted within an organization and that results in actionable, reliable, real-time data that is key in maintaining assets at optimum levels, preventing down-time, saving money and conserving energy”.


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Written for engineers, architects, lighting designers, electrical contractors, distributors, and building owners and managers, this important guide to advanced lighting controls will bring you up to speed on the latest trends, technologies, codes and design techniques which are shaping the selection and implementation of lighting control systems today.

Energy Conservation Guidebook
Book - Energy Conservation Guidebook
This reference covers the full scope of energy management techniques and applications for new and existing buildings, with emphasis on the "systems" approach to energy management.

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Schneider Lawton, Oklahoma, Schools Invest $2.2 Million in Energy Efficiency
By: Keith Hobbs - Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Source: Schneider Electric
The Lawton Public Schools in Lawton, Okla., are implementing $2.2 million in facility enhancements designed to improve operations, comfort and efficiency at five campuses totaling nearly 900,000 square feet. Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, will complete the work as a performance contract with the district. Schneider Electric guarantees that the Lawton Public Schools will reduce its utility costs by $254,854 annually when the project is completed in the summer of 2010.

public schools Broward Schools Go Green Top to Bottom
By: Michael Garretson - Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Source: SchoolFacilities.com
The nation’s sixth largest school district, smack in highly urbanized South Florida, recently turned to Mother Nature for inspiration on eco-friendly construction techniques.

AMS AMS Unveils Gen7 Line of Green Classrooms
By: Kristen Thomas - Thursday, April 15, 2010
Source: American Modular Systems
AMS’s Gen7 represents the state of the art in green classroom environments, offering a range of time-, money- and energy-saving features and providing a safe, healthy, eco-friendly, low-maintenance environment that fosters optimal learning potential.

spring-isd Design Complete for 105,000-SF, LEED-Gold Elementary School
By: Claire Bloxom - Thursday, April 15, 2010
Source: SHW Group
SHW Group designed Gloria Marshall Elementary School to meet LEED and Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) criteria; Has already been accepted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to receive an ENERGY STAR rating due to its energy-efficient building design

energy star Energy Education recieves Second Energy Star® Partner of the Year Award
By: Mike Gullatt - Thursday, April 15, 2010
Source: iGreenBuild.com
For the second year in a row, Energy Education has received the prestigious ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award for Service and Product Provider by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Tonganoxie District Combines Building Upgrades with Hands-On Learning Experience, Earns Award for Energy Efficiency
By: Joan Schimml - Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Source: TRANE
When administrators at Tonganoxie Unified School District (USD) 464 embarked on a $2.1 million energy and infrastructure improvement effort last year, they took the project into the classroom, coupling upgrades to buildings with an energy efficiency curriculum. The recently completed infrastructure upgrades are expected to save $217,000 a year in operations, maintenance and utilities costs.





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