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Starting Solar Projects the Right Way: Benchmarking Your District's Energy and Water Use and Using Solar Master Plans to Assure Success

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Pacific Standard Time



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Please join us on Tuesday, March 13 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time for a webinar on Starting Solar Projects the Right Way: Benchmarking Your District's Energy and Water Use and Using Solar Master Plans to Assure Success.

Why do some school districts brag about the satisfying results they have received from renewable generation with solar projects and others will tell you to stay as far away as possible from these projects?

You want the big savings for your district's general fund, but are concerned about the risk if those promised savings don't occur. How do the successful schools do it?

The School Energy Coalition (SEC) believes the difference starts with benchmarking your district's energy and water use with ENERGY STAR'S Portfolio Manager. We will unravel some of the mystery (and show you in hands-on terms) so that even your high school students can do it - in fact the students actually did this in Albany and at San Ramon Valley USD.

The SEC webinar will feature Mark Jewell - an expert on the low-or no-cost benchmarking tools - who will show California schools how to pinpoint their own usage and track what the exact effects of efficiency and solar projects will do for their bottom line. Learn how to do it yourself and make decisions about your own projects without investing precious dollars up front.

As you are benchmarking, solar master planning will show you the way to savings that are real and ongoing.

KyotoUSA's Tom Kelly will discuss the elements of the Solar Master Plans he and his team developed for Berkeley, Oakland, and West Contra Costa Unified School Districts - and KyotoUSA's plans for helping more districts develop their own Solar Master Plans.

Together they will more than get you started on the path toward real results for schools who want to lower their carbon footprint and move away from costly utility power. Join the hundreds of schools across the country that are moving to renewable energy.


Registration Fee: $49

*Refunds of registration fees for cancellations by registrants will not be provided.


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