Energy Efficient Schools Initiative - Grants (Tennessee)
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Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Energy Efficient Schools Initiative - Grants|
|Incentive Type||State Grant Program|
|Applicable Sector||Schools, (K-12)|
|Eligible Technologies||Boilers, Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Programmable Thermostats, Geothermal Heat Pumps|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Amount||Varies by technology|
|Maximum Incentive||Varies by school district|
|Program Budget||$4,109,428 for FY2013|
|Program Administrator||Energy Efficient Schools Initiative|
|Date added to DSIRE||2008-06-01|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-08-21|
The Energy Efficient Schools Initiative was created in May 2008 to provide grants and loans to Tennessee school systems for capital outlay projects that meet energy efficient design and technology guidelines for school facilities. Schools should apply for a pre installation visit and equipment commissioning, then invoice for grant payment as they receive vendor and contractor bills. All school systems in Tennessee are eligible to apply. Possible projects include lighting upgrades, HVAC upgrades, and other projects that meet pre-determined energy use objectives.
State government appropriated the original funding ($90 million) with a onetime transfer from the Lottery for Education Account reserve and Lottery for Education special reserve account for K-12 capital outlay. Additional money to the fund comes from interest earnings and other funds secured by the Energy Efficient Schools Council. The Council is administratively part of the Department of Education.
|Contact Name||EESI Program Administrator|
|Department||Energy Efficient Schools Initiative|
|Address||710 James Robertson Parkway|
|Address 2||12th Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-17-101 et seq.|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.