Education

K-12 schools, colleges, and universities of all sizes are saving money by improving their energy efficiency with PECO.

K-12 schools, colleges, and universities of all sizes are saving money by improving their energy efficiency with PECO.

Energy often represents the second largest operating expense among educational facilities. Our energy-saving solutions and financial incentives for upgrades are the smart choice to help you take greater control of energy costs and reinvest those resources where it matters most—helping students learn.

Comfort

Energy efficiency upgrades can increase the comfort and productivity of your students and staff.

Safety

Efficient upgrades, like lighting, can drive safety and security across your school and campus.

Savings

Simple, low-cost upgrades can lower your operating and maintenance costs year-over-year.

Learning Outcomes

Improvements to facility environments may improve student learning outcomes.

Appeal

Attract and recruit top-notch students and staff seeking an education or career with sustainability-minded schools.

Reputation

Enhance your brand reputation as a committed environmental and sustainability leader.

Don’t miss out on financial incentives.

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PECO's Energy Saving Process

Your journey to increased energy efficiency starts here. As you progress through these tiers, you’ll discover even more ways to build a healthy bottom line while streamlining your operations.

Tier 1

Savings Starter

Even basic energy efficiency projects can make a big difference for students and staff. PECO can provide a complimentary energy repor t to show you how to upgrade your equipment and build a healthier bottom line. Then, choose from instant lighting discounts and financial incentives for:

Interior Lighting

Install LEDs everywhere learning happens: classrooms, media centers, libraries, auditoriums, common areas, and more.

Exterior Lighting

Improve outside visibility and security with LEDs on playgrounds, athletic fields, and parking lots.

A school that saves $15,000 per year by switching to LED lighting recoups the cost of 150 new textbooks.

Tier 2

Savings Leader

If you’ve really done your homework, you can build on the progress you made as a Savings Starter with additional energy efficiency measures for even more savings. Take advantage of financial incentives and instant lighting discounts from PECO to make improvements like these:

LED Stadium Lighting

Enhance outdoor sporting events and assemblies with high-efficiency lighting designs.

Variable-Speed Drives (VSDs)

Upgrade HVAC air handlers and pumps to maintain comfortable heating and cooling levels all around your school.

Lighting & HVAC Controls and Schedules

Adjust lighting and temperature automatically in every classroom and common area—improving student comfort, minimizing distracting noise, and reducing the likelihood of classroom disruption caused by equipment failure.

An energy-efficient school district with as few as 4,000 students can save as much as $160,000 per year in energy costs—enough to buy over 500 laptops.

Tier 3

Savings Champion

At this stage, you’re creating a blueprint for maximum energy efficiency. Couple the improvements you made as a Savings Leader with the best financial incentives from PECO, and consider these possibilities:

Retrocommissioning

Reduce energy consumption and costs by assessing your school’s equipment and systems—identifying short- and long-term improvements.

Highest Efficiency HVAC Chillers

Deliver real savings to your bottom line by upgrading your HVAC chillers. Heating, cooling, and ventilation costs make up to 30% of a typical school’s energy use.

Energy-Efficient Food Service & Refrigeration Equipment

Better serve students and staff in your school’s cafeteria—all while lowering your utility bills and keeping food fresher longer.

Retrocommissiong can save a typical 100,000-square-foot school building up to $16,000 annually, or the cost of 91 whiteboards.

Tier 1

Savings Starter

Even basic energy efficiency projects can make a big difference for colleges and universities. PECO can provide a complimentary energy report to show you how to upgrade your equipment and build a healthier bottom line. Then, choose from instant lighting discounts and financial incentives for:

Interior Lighting

Install LED high-bay and low-bay lamps, troffers, tube lights, wall-mount fixtures, and emergency exit signage to improve visibility in dormitories, librairies, classrooms, and more.

Exterior Lighting

Brighten walkways, parking lots, and garages by installing LEDs in flood lights, downlights, pole- and arm-mounted lamps, canopy lights, and wall-mount fixtures.

Lighting & HVAC Controls and Schedules

Automatically adjust lighting and temperatures with occupancy sensors, dimmers, photosensors, and programmable thermostats in campus buildings.

One university saved 18 million kWh with LEDs in four years. Assuming an average electricity rate of $0.10 per kWh, that equates to $450,000 per year—enough to pay 150 students for two semesters of work-study (10 hours/week, $10/hour).

Tier 2

Savings Leader

Move to the head of the class by building on the progress you made as a Savings Starter. Take advantage of instant lighting discounts and financial incentives from PECO to make improvements like these:

LED Lighting for Athletics

Enhance visibility with LED stadium and field lights with web-based custom scheduling.

Variable-Speed Drives (VSDs)

Manage temperature fluctuations and demand with VSDs on motors for fans, kitchen exhaust systems, and pumps.

Refrigerators and Freezers

Maintain optimal cold storage with energy-efficient equipment in laboratories, dining areas, academic buildings, dormitories, and lounges.

ENERGY STAR Kitchen Equipment

Ensure food quality with ENERGY STAR® certified kitchen equipment and ventilation controls.

Laboratory Hoods

Reduce costs and control exhaust with occupancy/sash height sensors that adjust airflow based on hood usage.

One university saves an estimated $259,000 annually after installing VSDs in its campus facilities. That amount could fund two cryogenic electron microscopes and 10 analytical ultracentrifuges for its laboratories.

Tier 3

Savings Champion

At this stage, you’re creating a blueprint for maximum energy efficiency. Couple the improvements you made as a Savings Leaders with the best financial incentives from PECO, and consider these possibilities:

Retrocommissioning

Fine-tune the energy efficiency of campus buildings and chiller/heating plants with scheduling, sequencing, controls, and optimization set of points.

High-Efficiency HVAC Equipment

Reduce costs, extend equipment life, and create comfortable environments with air- or water-cooled air conditions, chillers, energy management systems, economizer controls, and demand controlled ventilation.

Submetering

Enable focused management and continuous improvements by installing energy submeters and a reporting system for individual buildings/departments across your campus.

Cogeneration

Harness byproduct heat from electric generation to power applications such as space heating and water heating.

Regenerative Drives for Elevator Systems

Capture byproduct heat generated by elevators during use and convert it to energy.

Since 1982, one university’s cogeneration efforts have saved approximately $15 million. That amount could establish a sizable endowed fund for scholarships.

Technology Profiles

Advanced Lighting

Read more on the benefits of upgrading to LEDS and advanced lighting controls.

Emergency Management Systems

Read more on the benefits of energy management systems for K-12 schools, colleges, and universities.

Food Service Equipment

Read more on the benefits of upgrading to ENERGY STAR® certified food service equipment.

Fact Sheets

K-12

Learn more about energy efficiency opportunities for K-12 schools.

Higher Education

Learn more about energy efficiency opportunities for colleges and universities.

Financial Resources

Learn more about financial incentives available for energy-saving upgrades for your business.