The Board of Education Approves Enovity, Inc. to Provide Proposition 39 Program Management
SOUTH PASADENA –At the November 18, 2014 Board of Education meeting, the Board approved a proposal for Enovity, Inc., a California-based energy consulting and engineering firm, to provide the District with comprehensive Proposition 39 Program Management services to allocate the District’s 2014 funding allowance of $187,863, toward energy projects that will improve campus efficiency. The Clean Energy Jobs Act, approved with the passage of Proposition 39 during the 2012 General Election, authorizes $550 million for public schools to implement projects that reduce energy use and create jobs.
Under this contract, Enovity will first perform energy audits and assessments at existing facilities to identify energy conservation measures that will reduce District utility costs in the long term. Enovity’s work will focus on existing mechanical, electrical, controls and plumbing systems at District schools. Utility rebates will play an important part in this process and Enovity will be actively identifying eligible projects and assisting with the Utility rebate application process to supplement Proposition 39 funding. Enovity’s services will also include development of contractor bid packages and verification of energy savings once projects are completed. District-wide, during the 2013-2014 school year, the District spent over $700,000 in electricity bills alone.
"The District is committed to providing academic spaces that foster educational and personal development to support the needs of our students and employees," said Dr. Geoff Yantz, the Superintendent of Schools. "We are very excited to embark on the Proposition 39 process because it is aligned with District goals to reduce energy costs and provide the most optimized environments for current and future students. In performing this process with the help of Enovity, valuable money formerly spent paying District utility bills will now be opened up to reinvestment into other critical district services."
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