Pathways to Green Schools

Things you should know about the various project types before you get started..

Do it Yourself: 
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Recover 100% of Savings
Can integrate all viewpoints/aspects of facilities feedback or perspective
Can control based on allocated resources
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Range of opportunities limited to in-house expertise
Will have to sift through suggestions and eliminate those which are unproductive

 

Hire a Professional:
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School district can collaborate and make final decisions
Allows for benefits of custom in-house expertise without financial strain of packaging
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Risk of unnecessary services provided, hard to discern without knowledge to assess properly
Balancing current operating costs and future expenditures

 

ESCo (Energy Savings Co.):
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Package of services includes all financing
Savings are guaranteed by ESCo (conditions of contractual agreement must be maintained)
Longer term repayment schedules, whose costs are defrayed by shorter payback measures
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Options are limited to what ESCo is comfortable with guaranteeing
Scope of services limited by existing partners offers