HORRY COUNTY SCHOOLS, SOUTH CAROLINA
EduCon Energy was contracted by SfL+a Architects and First Floor Development to implement EnergyWise at 5 new “Net Positive” schools in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Teachers from each of the new schools received training in July 2017. EduCon is under contract to work with the district for three years. Students were chosen to participate in the EnergyWise clubs where they meet on a weekly basis to learn about energy conservation as well as the unique design of their schools. A professional videographer worked with the students to produce instruction films related to solar energy, the building envelope, energy data, HVAC and lighting systems.
JONES COUNTY SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF ROBESON COUNTY
SfL+a Architects and First Floor Development have contracted EduCon Energy to develop and implement energy education programs for two new schools:
Ground was broken on January 19, 2018 in Jones County, NC for a new facility that will serve elementary, middle and high school students. The new school is just over 120,000 square feet and will have 59 classrooms. Plans are underway to have an EnergyWise club in place when the school opens at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.
Design is underway for a new PreK-8 school in Lumberton, NC which will serve as a pilot project for several new schools in Robeson County. EduCon will work with school officials to have EnergyWise program set to go when the first school opens in 2020.
CHARLOTTE/MECKLENBURG COUNTY SCHOOLS
In May 2014, EduCon Energy was contracted by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to develop, implement and manage a comprehensive behavioral change program designed to reduce utility consumption.” Students were involved in various activities such as poster contests, assemblies, community outreach, and participation in energy competitions all contributing to significant energy savings for their school. The program in Charlotte-Mecklenburg was implemented in 18 schools and included the use of a web-based “dashboard” system allowing students to monitor and track energy consumption in real time.