The education we provide our children is arguably one of the most important things we can do as a community today. As children spend a large majority of their time in schools, it is crucial the facilities in which they learn are healthy, sustainable, durable, and safe. Today, educational facilities are being challenged to improve the learning experience for students while also striving to meet stringent energy standards to create a healthy and productive learning environment.
In partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA’s) Pre-kindergarten through Grade 12 (P-12) Schools Initiative, the Edison Energy team is assisting eligible schools in New York City and Westchester, Putnam, Orange, & Rockland Counties with lowering their energy use and utility costs while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
In November, the P-12 Schools Initiative is launching the Benchmarking Program, which will provide free benchmarking services to eligible P-12 schools throughout NY State. Benchmarking your school building will help you to better understand your buildings energy usage and utility costs over time relative to other similar buildings. In addition, benchmarking your school building establishes a baseline of your energy use and helps you identify inefficiencies, maximize energy performance and support financial planning and budgeting. Throughout the Benchmarking Program, you will receive periodic benchmarking updates that summarize your schools’ utility and sustainability performance metrics over time.
Encourage young minds to think green
Set a good example and lead the way to improving the environment at your school. Participate in the P-12 Schools Initiative and gain recognition by showcasing the positive environmental impacts of your clean energy efforts. Upon completion, our team will provide a digital ‘energy’ badge for you to share and promote your participation across all multimedia platforms.
To learn more about Edison Energy’s P-12 Schools Initiative or participate in the Benchmarking Program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.