Private School Energy Services
Improve your school's sustainability and lower operating costs by integrating renewable energy
How private schools use energy
On average, private schools spend $0.67/sqft. for electricity and $0.19/sqft. for natural gas. See the chart below to learn which processes use the largest amount of energy. Understanding this is critical to stabilizing and lowering overhead for your school.
Water heating & other
Best energy solutions for private schools
Solar pv panels
An instant benefit private schools can expect when installing solar pv panels is lower electric demand costs. By generating onsite power from the sun, your school will not have to use as much power (or any at all if you can become net zero electric) from the local electric grid. They can be implemented in rooftop, ground mount, or carport configurations, depending on your private school’s needs.
High efficiency HVAC systems
Many private schools were built decades ago, and as such have outdated HVAC systems with old SEER ratings. With cooling accounting for such a high amount of school operating costs, upgrading to ENERGY STAR certified HVAC systems can make it so your school requires less energy to heat and cool spaces throughout the year. In turn, this will lower your electric demand charges.
Demand management systems
After installing solar panels and upgrading HVAC units to generate onsite power and use less power to heat and cool your private school, the next step is to more intelligently use the solar power you generate. Demand management controls use pre-programmed algorithms based on your facility’s utility history to distribute solar power when it’s needed most and fire on and off HVAC units at the right times (while still maintaining optimal indoor temperatures).
Private schools using incandescent or fluorescent light bulbs can instantly reduce their lighting costs by up to 30% by swapping them with LED lights. LED lights draw significantly less power than other types of bulbs and are brighter, which can provide the ancillary benefit of having brighter rooms for students.
How can private schools fund renewable energy projects?
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