A collaborative energy plan for Dane County schools

April 25, 2024 by Jeannette LeZaks

Energy costs are often one of the largest operating costs for a school district. Implementing energy cost reduction strategies to lower operating costs and carbon emissions has long been a priority for several school districts in Dane County, Wisconsin.

With a grant from the Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation, Oregon School District (OSD), Sun Prairie Area School District (SPASD), Monona Grove School District (MGSD), and Middleton-Cross Plains School District (MCPSD) partnered with Slipstream to collaborate on a joint energy planning project.

The goal of the collaboration was to develop an actionable decarbonization framework while learning best practices from and alongside one another.

Fact Sheet: School Decarbonization Best Practices

We created a fact sheet to summarize the project and help other schools get started on their own decarbonization journey.

This fact sheet includes information on:

  • Schools leading a clean energy transition, with highlights from the participating schools
  • School district Green Teams
  • Energy monitoring in schools
  • Building electrification in schools

Download the fact sheet

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