Schools are a specialty at kW Engineering. We provide school districts with objective, independent consulting services to manage and reduce their energy use. Achieving energy savings is a complex process. kW Engineering serves as
owner's representative in preparing and executing energy plans to reduce energy costs and improve infrastructure reliability, while involving students to provide valuable education opportunities.
Proposition 39 and California Schools
Prop 39 provides K-12 schools and community colleges with funding to implement energy efficiency and renewable projects over the next five years. The state legislature, under Prop 39, recently allocated $460 million in funds for energy projects during the 2013-14 fiscal year. This legislative action provides a large pool of money to implement projects which lower utility bills, improve aging infrastructure and create jobs.
More information about proposition 39:
- Climate Policy Initiative Report, Targeting Proposition 39 to Help California's School Save Energy and Money
- Green Technology Magazine Interview with kW Engineering Founder Jim Kelsey, Know Before You Go: Preparing for Pro 39 Funds
How kW Engineering Can Help Your School Meet its Goals
kW Engineering has an extensive history of working with school districts to attain their energy efficiency goals. Our clients' best interests are always our own because we are independent, objective third-party experts. From single school energy audits to district energy action plans or implementation management, our team of experienced, professional engineers can help meet your challenges to realized energy savings.
As a part of our work for the Alameda County Office of Education, we included a teaching component within our energy audit/assessment process. Our staff really enjoyed sharing our knowledge with tomorrow's leaders and our enthusiasm for energy savings rubbed off on many of the students.
kW Engineering was extremely helpful in educating our LEEP internship students about energy efficiency, training them in energy auditing basics, and including the students in audits for large-scale efficiency projects. Their classroom presentations were excellent and their ability to work one-on-one with students was just as good."
-- Mike Waltz, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District