Schools/Local Government Energy Program: The Program provides assistance through energy efficient school partnerships and energy management training workshops. Technical support is provided through facility-related services which address energy accounting, energy efficient facility operation and maintenance, indoor air quality, water conservation, comprehensive energy planning, and on-site training in setting up student-involved energy awareness projects and energy education.
Preliminary Energy Assessment: The PEA details recommendations for cost effective resource efficiency measures that could be implemented to reduce utility consumption and/or utility costs. SECO provides this service at no cost to the participating public entity.
Sustainable School Design: Sustainable building design initiative encourages schools, state agencies, architects and contractors to design and construct sustainable buildings that consume less fossil fuel, limit environmental impacts and improve worker health and productivity.
Texas Solar for Schools: Texas Solar for Schools Program supplied many small-scale solar energy systems and commentary educational tools to school districts across the state. The schools saved energy while saving money on their electric bills, and the students learned firsthand about renewable energy and energy conservation.
Transportation Program: The Transportation Program focuses on reducing fuel consumption, air pollution and traffic congestion. Projects include fuel-safe school buses, traffic signal synchronization, and intelligent traffic management systems.
Energy Education Program: The Energy Education Program provides integrated services to assist public junior colleges or public technical colleges. Assistance may include the development and delivery of technical training for certification in clean energy, supporting a transferable education pathway, introducing students to the benefits of clean energy, and allowing for greater reach and impact for targeted workshops, seminars and conferences.
School Funding & Incentives
LoanSTAR Revolving Loan Program: The LoanSTAR program finances energy-related cost-reduction retrofits for public school districts, public colleges, public universities. Low interest rate loans are provided to assist borrowers in financing their energy-related cost-reduction efforts. Applicants repay the loans through the stream of energy cost savings realized from the projects.
SECO Funding & Incentives: The SECO Funding & Incentives pageprovides a comprehensive list of SECO’s Requests for Applications and Notices of Loan Fund Availability. Sign up on the Funding & Incentives page to receive notifications by email.
DOE's Financing Energy Upgrades for K - 12 School Districts: This guide focuses on clean energy financing options for school administrators, facility managers, and other K-12 school decision makers who are considering investments in high performance school projects. This guide explicitly focuses on comprehensive energy upgrades, those that involve multiple measures and are targeted toward achieving significant energy savings.