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Business Energy Guide: Schools

Educating the community’s children and young adults requires complex energy management skills—often on tight budgets. Your school has offices in addition to classrooms, and may also provide food service and recreation to students. We can help you find ways to cut costs and help even more with our Energy Management Solutions incentives for upgrades that will continue to save over time, so you can stay focused on enlightening the next generation.

Energy Efficiency Solutions

Lighting and Ventilation

Lighting and Ventilation are the biggest energy guzzlers for school. Our Energy Management Solutions offer incentives to help you make upgrades that could mean smart savings. Here are just a few of the many solutions to consider:

  • Sensors and Controls
  • Dimmable Ballasts
  • Cooling
  • Ventilation
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Equipment & Appliances

Upgrading your equipment and appliances can have a significant impact on energy costs. Take advantage of the energy-efficient solutions and available incentives we offer, such as these:

  • Office Equipment
  • Cooking Equipment
  • Refrigeration
  • Water Heaters
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Demand Response Programs

Our Demand Response programs offer financial incentives to schools and universities for temporarily reducing use upon request during periods of high-energy demand. From our Summer Advantage Incentive 200kW or less or with a Summer Advantage Incentive 200kW or more, which rewards energy reduction during high seasonal temperatures, to the year-round Demand Bidding Program and Real Time Pricing Program, your business may benefit from participating, while benefiting the grid and the environment. You might also be interested in Automated Demand Response for added convenience, or our free Energy Manager suite of savings tools. 

VIDEO: See how the Chino Valley Unified School District saved

Schools by Numbers4

  • California educates 1 in 8 public school children in the U.S.
  • Electricity delivered to Southern California elementary and secondary schools totaled more than 4 billion kilowatt hours in 2007.
  • Public schools in Southern California have more than 59% of California’s more than 6.2 million students and 48% of the state’s more than 10,000 schools.
  • 26 K-12 Southern California school districts are on the Energystar Building Partner list, which includes Los Angeles, Orange and Irvine Unified.

1Esource: Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
2U.S. Energy Consumption in Colleges and University Buildings 2003
3U.S. Information Administration 2003
4Infogroup ORC Research on Demand 2010