Rhode Island Announces $20 Million for Energy Efficiency Funding for K-12 Public School Energy Equity

Source: Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources

Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee, US Senator Jack Reed, and the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources announced an additional $10 million in funding for the Public School Energy Equity Program, which aims to make infrastructure improvements that will lead to healthier learning environments in the classroom and energy cost savings for school districts. The program will provide technical and financial assistance to schools for energy efficiency projects, including building automation systems, HVAC upgrades, heat-pump water heaters, and upgraded lighting with controls. The initiative will focus on schools in communities with the greatest need and is aligned with the federal Justice40 initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.