K-12 Schools: KiloWatch

Go the the KiloWatch page to learn about our award-winning, student-led, energy management program for K-12 schools!


Public and Affordable Housing

ETS's energy education and water/energy inspection efforts impact over 50,000 units of public housing from coast to coast.  Our housing programs focus on resident behaviors and provide training for operations and maintenance staff and site managers. The resident education portion of the program provides residents with information on ways to use energy and water more wisely in their apartments and in the development’s common areas. Information is customized for the development and provided through both print materials and on-site, group presentations.

With our Peer Energy Education Program residents are hired to provide education for their peers. These peer educators are trained, and then managed and coordinated as they conduct one-on-one visits with other residents in their apartments. By training and utilizing educators who are, themselves, building residents, relationships based on trust and open communication are more easily developed. By providing training and experience for resident peer educators, these individuals gain valuable job skills and help public housing authorities (PHA's) meet requirements for resident employment.  This approach meets Section 3 requirements, crucial to ESCO EPC projects in public housing.

Training is also provided to housing site managers. These sessions ensure that staff are aware of the education being provided to residents and empower staff to reinforce these messages. Site managers are also trained on delivering energy education content to new residents as part of their move-in orientation.  

Operations and Maintenance (O&M) staff training is focused on actions taken to integrate energy efficiency and conservation into daily and periodic routines. Training can take the form of brainstorming sessions or direct instruction and are developed in collaboration with O&M staff administrators.


Colleges & Universities                                                       

ETS’s programming for higher education institutions is designed to harness the energy of the educational community to reduce utility use. We utilize our 4-point approach and include educational components designed to reach specific university audiences. This is then combined with customized strategies based on the unique character of the campus and the specific opportunities and challenges presented by the cultures present within the organization. The goal is always to weave energy and water conservation practices into the fabric of the community to create a reliable and long-term source of savings. 

Specific modules are designed to reach:

Administrative and Instructional Staff: Staff are trained on the most effective behavioral actions they can take based on our analysis and the campus energy policy.

Students: Students or staff are trained as educators and then deliver one-to-one education with students in the residence halls. Using this approach, students are asked to make personal commitments to specific actions that have been determined to be the most effective in their circumstances. Student groups are also be reached through presentations.  

Operations and Maintenance: Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Staff Training: This program is focused on actions O&M staff can take to integrate energy efficiency and conservation into their daily and periodic routines. Training can take the form of brainstorming sessions or direct instruction and are developed in collaboration with O&M staff administrators.


Municipalities

Our programming for government agencies is designed to reduce utility usage by engaging employees and other building users in sustained conservation behaviors. We treat each facility individually, taking into account the unique character of each building and the unique opportunities and challenges presented by the cultures present within.  We work closely with administration on conservation messaging via printed materials, training presentations and web presence.  The goal is always to weave energy and water conservation practices into the fabric of the organization to become a reliable and long-term source of savings. 


Hospitals 

ETS’s programming for hospitals and medical centers takes into account the unique missions of these organizations with sensitivity to the critical role energy plays within their buildings. We work closely with facility management and staff to determine areas where savings potential is available without impacting vital operations. This approach is combined with customized strategies that are based on the unique character of the facility and the specific opportunities and challenges produced by the cultures present within the organization. The goal is always to weave energy and water conservation practices into the fabric of the community to create a reliable and long-term source of savings.