Saving Energy: Steps Independent Schools Can Take Now to Reduce Energy Costs and Promote Sustainability

In 2016, Massachusetts was named the most energy efficient state in the nation by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy for the sixth consecutive year. It seems that everywhere you look, businesses and individuals are touting energy programs that promote sustainability. Independent schools across the state are taking advantage of such programs. Are you keeping up? 

Many schools are exploring how to save electric costs, including generating their own electricity by using solar panels. Solar projects provide schools with short-term cost savings, long-term protection against increases in utility rates, educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects, and evidence of the school’s commitment to sustainability – all with no investment of capital by the school. But, these projects are complex and there are many traps for the unwary. Pierce Atwood partners Andrew Kaplan and Dan Bailey will provide an overview of what to look out for if you are considering a solar project.

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