According to the Alliance to Save Energy, school buildings are the third largest commercial building energy users, and nearly 30% of that energy is used inefficiently.* Optimizing energy use through upgraded energy solutions can help schools reduce energy costs, reduce maintenance requirements, improve productivity, and more. Read on for efficiency solutions for the education sector.
*Source: Alliance to Save Energy, ase.org/initiatives/education
Heating, Cooling and Ventilation Solutions
Schools can save money and increase equipment reliability by making energy-efficient choices when installing or replacing heating, cooling or ventilation (HVAC) equipment. Efficiency Maine offers incentives for:
- Furnaces and Boilers
- Ductless Heat Pumps
- Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems
- Space Heaters
LED lighting solutions increase classroom productivity and improve comfort.
Proper lighting is a necessity in schools to maintain a productive and safe environment but it can be a significant operating cost. High-efficiency fixtures and lighting controls can enhance aesthetics while decreasing cost. Efficiency Maine offers incentives for interior and exterior high-efficiency lighting solutions including:
- LED Lamp Replacements
- LED Retrofit Kits
- New LED Fixtures
- Exterior Lighting
High-efficiency cooking and refrigeration equipment reduces water usage, heat loss, and energy costs.
Schools can reduce energy costs and increase reliability with high-efficiency ventilation equipment, cooking equipment and appliances, refrigerators and freezers. Efficiency Maine offers incentives for:
- Demand Control Kitchen Ventilation
Schools can reduce water heating costs by upgrading to high-efficiency water heating systems and choosing a system that meets each schools’ needs. Efficiency Maine offers incentives for:
- Heat Pump Water Heaters
Work with an Efficiency Maine Qualified Partner in order to be eligible for these incentives. Click here to find a Qualified Partner working near you. If you work with a contractor that is not yet a Qualified Partner, urge your contractor to find out more information here.
Don’t see your energy solution listed above? Efficiency Maine offers incentives for custom energy solutions. Click here for more information on the Custom Program.