The Wisconsin State Energy Office works closely with public and private entities that share an interest in energy efficiency (EE) in local government agencies such as K-12 school districts and municipalities. Below is a list of additional resources for planning, funding, implementing and verifying your next EE project.
· Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is tasked with collecting and reporting on information regarding district revenue limit exemptions for energy conservation purposes.
· The Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) promotes energy education in Wisconsin Schools and increases energy literacy as a means of contributing to statewide energy savings
· Green and Healthy Schools Wisconsin provides information, resources and announcements for all school staff, community members, and others interested in green and healthy initiatives and activities for Wisconsin Schools. It is a partnership between the Department of Natural Resources, Department of Public Instruction and the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education
· The Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials (WASBO) is the professional association for those employed in Wisconsin school districts and other educational institutions who serve on the business side of school operations.
· The State of Wisconsin Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) has invested over $1.15 billion over the past 10 years in communities throughout Wisconsin in loans to municipalities and school districts for public purpose projects. BCPL offers fixed rate loans with interest rates that are competitive with the bond market and other financial institutions. The application process is extremely simple and borrowers pay no application fees, prepayment penalties, or any other fees. Of course, the best part of the loan program is that interest earned is distributed annually to fund public school library materials throughout Wisconsin.
· The Focus On Energy - Business Incentive Program focuses on utility customers with average peak monthly electric demand up to 1,000 kW providing financial incentives toward energy efficient equipment installations including: Lighting, HVAC, Compressed Air, Refrigeration, VFDs, Information Systems, Renewables and more.
· The DOE supports multiple EE tools, including the Energy Star Program for Buildings and Plants with links to assist you in building an energy program and measuring and tracking energy and water consumption. All you need are your energy bills and some basic information about your building(s) to benchmark the performance of one building or a whole portfolio of buildings.
· The Efficiency Valuation Organization has developed and maintains the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) standard that provides an overview of current best practice techniques available for verifying results of energy efficiency, water efficiency, and renewable energy projects in commercial and industrial facilities.
· Cooperative Educational Service Agency 10 (CESA10) provides Energy Management services that address both the technical and behavioral aspects of energy conservation as well as performing Facilities Consulting (Owner’s Representation) services and can act as a Performance Contractor to implement EE projects statewide.
· Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) provide the single point of contact for the identification, implementation, and guaranteed savings associated with the Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC). The State Energy Office does not endorse or certify any vendors and recommends a competitive bidding process where interested ESCOs submit their qualifications and suggested ECMs specific to each district’s needs. If you are an ESCO and would like to be added to this partial list, please contact the MEETAP facilitators located on the ‘Contact Us’ Page. While no exclusive or approved list of vendors exists for local government projects, the Performance Contracting for Energy Conservation for State of Wisconsin Owned Facilities contract identifies 14 vendors certified to work in state owned facilities and includes their submittals and qualifications:
§ Corporate Contractors Inc.
§ Energy Performance Lighting (only for lighting)
§ Energy Systems Group
§ H&H Energy Services, Inc.
§ Honeywell International
§ Johnson Controls
§ Siemens Technologies
§ Schneider Electric
§ Sustainable Engineering Group LLC
§ Trane Company
§ Noresco, LLC
§ Uihlein Electric Company, Inc.
In addition, the following ESCOs were identified in DPI reporting as having entered into a Performance Contract with a school district since 2013:
*THIS LIST IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT OF ANY COMPANY*
§ Trane Company
§ Johnson Controls
§ Apex, Coon Rapids, Minnesota
§ Wilinksi Associates and Somerville Architects | Engineers
§ Performance Services Inc.
§ Honeywell Energy Services Group, LLC
§ H&H Energy Services, Inc
Last Modified: 1/26/2017 2:51:38 PM