Implementing Energy Efficiency in Schools

May 3, 2013 | Presentations

In November 2012, California voters approved the California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Proposition 39) which made changes to corporate income taxes and provides for the transfer of $550,000,000 annually from the General Fund to the Clean Energy Job Creation Fund for five years, beginning with the 2013-14 fiscal year. Upon appropriation by the Legislature through AB39, these funds will be made available to fund eligible projects that create jobs in California by improving energy efficiency in public school facilities.

At the public hearing on Proposition 39 held by Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva and Assembly Member Nancy Skinner at Fullerton College on April 14, 2013, Paul Whitelaw, Senior Vice President of Willdan Energy Solutions, made a presentation outlining lessons learned from many years of experience in implementing energy efficiency programs in public schools, community colleges and universities in California and nationwide.

Paul Whitelaw has 17 years of operational, project and program management experience, with a particular emphasis on the financial aspects of energy efficiency programs. He recent oversaw a team that delivered 14.3MM kWh of energy savings to 303 schools in 17 school districts in an eight-month period. He brings effective energy efficiency strategies to help school administrators reduce energy waste, save money, demonstrate responsibility to tax payers, preserve the environment, educate students in energy efficiency, and improve the learning environment.

For more information, e-mail Mr. Whitelaw.