Syracuse City School District (SCSD)
When the Syracuse City School District (SCSD) was looking to expand their award-winning green programming to include an energy focus, they partnered with ETS to work with the entire district community. ETS provided teacher training and facilitated site-based KiloWatch teams, comprised of teachers, students, custodians, administrators, and other building staff, to enact conservation campaigns. Students investigated their buildings using professional energy auditing equipment and monitored energy use. Thanks to these efforts, thousands of students and hundreds staff have been impacted with targeted conservation messages leading to increased student achievement and increased energy efficiency.
Hudson Valley Community College
When Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) won a bid to develop home performance courses for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) their partnership with ETS was a major part of their success. Teaming with HVCC’s Center for Energy Efficient Building Science (CEEBS), ETS developed a suite of courses that have been used to train thousands of students in home energy analysis and weatherization skills and to prepare them for certification by the Building Performance Institute (BPI). In fact, the success of these courses has led to their adoption by workforce development programs nationwide.
In 2002, State University of New York (SUNY) at Cobleskill made large-scale infrastructure improvements to increase energy and water efficiency on campus. As part of the effort, Energy Training Solutions provided energy management programming with an innovative approach. In addition to training staff and faculty, we also trained resident hall advisors (RAs) to provide energy education in their buildings. These RAs provided one-on-one education to over 95% of student residents on campus while also asking them to commit to specific energy and water saving actions. The success of the program is demonstrated by the 2%-5% savings achieved on campus during the program period.