We partner with California schools for successful energy projects.
Since 2009, we've worked with more than 60 California public school districts and private schools to plan and implement solar, storage and efficiency projects, many built with Prop. 39 funding, Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), and California Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs) with little or no up capital costs.
Our efforts have helped to save school districts generate more than $200 million in energy savings, preserving and expanding resources for generations to come.
A portion of our work with public schools was as the consultant for the California Energy Commission's Bright Schools Program. We've partnered with architecture, engineering and construction firms like Greystone West, kW Engineering, TLCD, Guttman & Blaevoet, HY Architects and Quattrocchi Kwok to plan and procure solar for new and upgraded school buildings and implement energy efficiency programs.
Sage has also worked closely with financial and legal firms School & College Legal Services, Fagen, Friedman & Fulfrost LLP, Lozano Smith and Best Best & Krieger to evaluate proposals and contracts for our clients.
We're proud to have helped realize so many successful energy projects for California schools. Our team of 11 professionals includes LEED and LEED AP certified environmental engineers and veteran project managers who are intimately familiar with the decision-making processes and priorities of public schools.
We're deeply familiar with how public agencies work. One of our principals served for six years on a school board, where he was responsible for implementing his District's solar project, and another currently serves on his local water utility board. Since 2009, Sage has evaluated and implemented over 300 megawatts of renewable energy projects for more than 100 public and private organizations.
Zero Net Energy
Sage helps schools define ZNE, develop ZNE policies in compliance with Title 24 and other building energy efficiency standards and net zero energy requirements, and lay out clear pathways to meet these policies across their building portfolio. Sage works with clients to show how ZNE can be leveraged for LEED and other green building certifications, which can further improve the working environment of buildings.
The first step in any energy project is to assess and evaluate how energy is used in your facilities. As part of this process, Sage performs energy audits to identify efficiency and conservation opportunities, conducts lifecycle cost analyses, and provides recommendations for the most effective efficiency measures and facilities upgrades to lower operating and generation project costs.
Select School Projects
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24.5 MW solar PV PPA on 27 District sites, the largest contracted commitment to solar power by a school district in North America.
1.4 MW solar PV on 8 District sites, GO Bond funded.
3.6 MW solar PV on 12 Districts sites with COP funding.
3.7 MW solar PV and efficiency program on 6 District sites.
3.3 MW solar PV on 16 District sites, CREBs funded.
6 MW solar PV PPA and 1.3 MW energy storage and demand management on 20 District sites.
Our School Clients
What You Should Know Before Going Solar
There's nothing easy about planning and building a solar energy system. Stakeholders have to reach clear, common goals. Key decisions and critical timelines have to be planned with academic and board calendars. Then there's the market knowledge and technical expertise required to make sure system is designed, built and performs to the highest standard.
A lot of expertise goes into protecting a 25 year investment. Here's how to do it - and why you'll want independent advice before you sign a contract.