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  • Mahopac Lakeview is finally getting their new Domestic Water tank (and new potable system)-

  • Mahopac Lakeview is finally getting their new Domestic Water tank (and new potable system)

 

  • Middletown Plans Citywide Program That Could Save Millions In Energy Costs
  • The City of Middletown will sign a $12.7 million contract with an Indiana-based company that will result in millions of dollars in expected savings for the city, according to city officials. The city Common Council unanimously approved the contract with Energy Systems Group, LLC out of Newburgh, Indiana, on Tuesday night. (pdf)

  • School District Moves Forward with Energy Efficiency Project
  • The Mahopac Board of Education has approved the hiring of Ameresco, a Newburgh, N.Y.-based renewable energy company, to oversee a multi-million dollar capital improvement project, known as an energy performance contract (EPC), that will renovate the district’s school buildings and make them more energy-efficient. (pdf)

  • The Rise of Energy Savings Performance Contracts
  • Districts Use Concept to Fund Solar, LED, and More at No Cost to Taxpayers (pdf)

  • Energy Performance Contracts: What To Look For When Selecting A Qualified Owner’s Rep
  • The concept of Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) has enjoyed a significant comeback in the last decade. Once viewed as a niche program used primarily to replace only lighting, EPC’s are now considered key components in many school districts’ long-term capital funding strategies. (pdf)

  • Energy performance contracting: the tax-neutral way to upgrade
  • Does your district have a mounting list of capital needs with limited or no viable means of funding? Would you like to move forward on many or all of those needs with no-out-of-pocket costs, lower your energy bills, and at the same time generate a positive cash flow? (pdf)

  • Energy Conservation Measures Could Save District $591K Annually
  • "Energy performance contracting has become extremely popular among school districts because it is a tested, proven and legally recognized mechanism for school districts to make capital upgrades that save energy," said Kendra McQuilton, Director of Business Development at ECG Engineering, the district's energy consultant. (pdf)


  • Middle Country Schools Energy Project Highlighted in NYSCOSS Councilgram

    “The Energy Performance Contract (EPC) has allowed the Middle Country School District to reap extraordinary benefits that we would not have been able to facilitate otherwise. The facility upgrades that were made, and the financial rewards, including the LIPA rebate, will benefit the students and taxpayers of the Middle Country community for years to come,” said Middle Country Superintendent Roberta Gerold." (pdf)

  • Energy contract to fix schools at no cost to Blind Brook taxpayers
    In a move that will not cost taxpayers, the Blind Book school district is proposing entering into an energy performance contract to address energy-related infrastructure needs in the district's schools. The contract will be put before Blind Brook voters as a separate proposal along with the 2013-14 school budget on May 21.

    "It's going to guarantee us a degree of energy savings which, coupled with building aid that we receive from the state, offsets the entirety of the service costs of making these improvements," said Dr. Jonathan Ross, assistant superintendent for finances and facilities, at the community budget forum on Saturday, Mar. 9. "If it's managed right and if it's done properly ... it really becomes a win-win scenario for the Blind Brook school district." (pdf)
  • Middle Country School District Proves Being Green Pays Off
  • Middle Country Central School District recently received a rebate of $770,035, the largest rebate check ever awarded to a school district by the Long Island Power Authority for a single group of energy conservation projects. (pdf)



  • $600K+ LIPA Energy Rebate for South Huntington School District

    The South Huntington School District recently received a rebate of $606,000 from LIPA, thanks to the improvements made through the district's Energy Performance Contract. The district hired ECG Engineering, PC in 2008 to spearhead the initiative. (pdf)


  • Energy Performance Contract Improves Learning Environment
  • West Babylon District engaged ECG Engineering, P.C. to provide technical consulting throughout their entire initiative. ECG’s service included managing a Request for Proposals, through which Ameresco was ultimately selected.. (pdf)



  • Commack expects millions from energy efficiency
  • PatchoogueCommack school district in Suffolk County is about to begin work on an energy efficiency project that is expected to yield a net gain of more than $10 million over the next 18 years.
    (pdf)



  • Center Moriches School District Receives $166K Rebate through EPC with ECG Engineering
  • PatchoogueThe Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), in its continuing effort to help Long Island's schools to become more energy efficient, announced they have partnered with the Center Moriches School District to provide energy efficient upgrades to its facilities by participating in LIPA's Efficiency Long Island/Commercial Efficiency Program.
    (pdf)


  • Bayport-Blue Point School Board Enters Into Energy Performance Contract
  •  Bayport BluepointBayport-Blue Point's Board of Education Tuesday voted to enter into an energy performance contract that is estimated to save the district more than $281,000, 30 percent, on its annual energy costs.
    (Read More)


 

  • Island Trees to Install Energy-Efficient Measures
  • The Island Trees school district recently announced a contract agreement with Johnson Controls, Inc. of Syosset, NY on a $5,046,697 energy efficiency project. ECG Engineering, P.C. designed the project, and will now oversee construction and verify actual energy savings for three years after construction. Oct 20, 2011 (PDF)


 

  • District Receives $425,000 Rebate from LIPA for Energy Performance Improvements
  • As a result of replacing thousands of light bulbs in its schools under its Energy Performance Contract initiated by ECG Engineering, the Sachem Central School district received a $425,000 rebate check from LIPA.
    June 2, 2011 (PDF)




  • Commack School District - A Message to the Community from the Superintendent
    At the September (2010) Board of Education meeting, it was announced that the District is embarking on an energy effficiency project known as Energy Performance Contracting (EPC). Once the project plans are approved, ECG Engineering will enter into contract with Commack Schools to complete the project. October 2010 (PDF)
  • New Paltz School District Eyes Savings From
    Energy Project
    New Paltz CSD retained ECG Engineering for a $4 million Energy Performance Contract that will address numerous capital needs. April 30, 2010 (PDF)
  • Sachem District Building Upgrades Coming
    Sachem has partnered with ECG Engineering, a company that specializes in sustainable, and energy-efficient design of educational facilities and municipal buildings, and Johnson Controls, a building company that also specializes in energy efficiency, to bring $16 million in upgrades to all schools in the district. March 30, 2010 (PDF)
  • Subsidies Fuel Push to Harness LI's Wind for Energy-
    This NEWSDAY Article spotlights the work ECG Engineering is doing with School Districts across Long Island to bring renewable energy to their buildings and into their classrooms. October 31, 2009 (PDF)
  • Sachem School Board OKs $16M Energy Savings Plan -
    The Sachem school board has approved a sweeping $16 million energy conservation project that will bring about enough savings to cover the cost of the project, officials said. "I'm ecstatic," said Superintendent Charles Murphy. "Not only are we going to receive $16 million in building upgrades, but we are thinking green and clean energy."
    October 24, 2008 (PDF)
  • School District Mulls Energy Savings Plan -
    ECG Engineering's Kendra McQuilton and David Newman explain the benefits of Energy Performance Contracting to the Center Moriches Board of Education. This project was ultimately approved, and will bring $2.5 million worth of needed capital upgrades to the district. (PDF)
  • Taxpayers Learn of Many Benefits of Energy Project at Center Moriches School District
    Lessening their dependence on LIPA, lowering their carbon footprint, educating their youth about environmental issues, and saving hundreds of thousands of dollars are a few of the many benefits the Center Moriches School district will receive through their EPC with ECG Engineering, as outlined in the attached article to taxpayers. (PDF)