Texas School District saved $4.2 million in energy, water, and operational efficiencies with support from Johnson Controls.

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Harshaw Trane performance contract saves Hardin County Schools $5 million and helps eight schools earn the ENERGY STAR certification.

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This case study from Miami-Dade county showcases how one of the nation’s largest school districts improved its facilities and maximized energy savings by using an existing tax-exempt master lease program to pay for a guaranteed savings performance contract.

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This 11-page paper describes how performance contracts and tax-exempt lease-purchase agreements may offer you a practical solution when no money is available in the current budget for further improvements. It equips you to persuade the decision-makers within your school district, city, county, community college, university, or state that implementing energy efficiency upgrades is a good business decision and should be done as soon as possible.

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This five-page article introduces energy performance contracts and the corresponding benefits of using tax-exempt lease-purchase agreements as the underlying financing vehicle. It explains how to use the energy inefficiencies buried in your current operating budget to pay for energy-saving equipment.

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This 19-page primer is designed to establish best practices for energy service companies (ESCOs) that are implementing energy performance contract (EPC) projects by integrating several publicly available Web-based ENERGY STAR tools that the U.S. EPA has designed and provides free-of-charge through ENERGY STAR. EPA believes that the use of these tools will help make the results of EPC projects more actionable and understandable to building owners, tenants, policy makers, and the general public.

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This 36-page briefing report provides a tutorial in the fundamentals of energy performance contracting (EPC) for policy makers who need to understand how EPC fits into the broader context of energy efficiency policy and programs.

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The Portfolio Manager DataTrends series is the first-ever analysis of aggregate data stored within ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, pulled from a pool of hundreds of thousands of commercial buildings across the United States. This fact sheet -- Energy Use in K-12 Schools -- examines how offices use energy, as well as the characteristics of the schools currently benchmarking in Portfolio Manager. Other statistics are also presented in an easy-to-read format.

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