Prop 39 Energy Upgrades

Greenway recognizes that in addition to reducing operating costs to schools, increasing energy efficiency in schools can improve the health, safety, and comfort of students, staff and other building users. These are the primary goals we are working to achieve in our Prop. 39 projects. By implementing energy improvements funded by Prop. 39, we work closely with school administration and facility personnel to maximize program dollars and project opportunities.Our menu of services will assist local educational agencies with their Prop. 39 energy efficiency project planning and implementation in a ‘One-Stop-Shop’ approach, leading projects from concept to completion.

This approach includes the following services:

  • Technical evaluation (audits/surveys) of the building’s shell, HVAC and lighting systems
  • Engineering and design of the repairs and/or upgrades required to improve energy performance
  • Determination of on-site renewable energy generation potential
  • Estimation of overall project costs and the payback periods
  • Assistance in securing additional financing and other programmatic assistance
  • Managing paperwork for building permits and incentive programs
  • Preparing contract documents and getting the projects out to bid for local contractors
  • Construction management and inspection of the work completed by project contractors
  • Training building operations and maintenance staff on new systems
  • Monitoring the performance of the repairs/upgrades
  • Follow up on any warranty or call back issues

[box color=”grey” title=”Building Commissioning and Retro-Commissioning”] Commissioning is the assessment of a building’s energy efficiency and system effectiveness. Poor energy performance is often attributed to out-dated equipment, improper design or installation, and/or deferred maintenance. Greenway’s Commissioning services include conducting energy assessments, preparing energy management plans to increase efficiency, and overseeing installation of necessary system upgrades.[/box]

What is Prop 39?

The California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Prop. 39) provides funding for energy upgrades for schools and school districts throughout the state. This Act changed the corporate income tax code, allocating projected revenue to California’s General Fund and the Clean Energy Job Creation Fund for five fiscal years, beginning with fiscal year 2013-14. Under the initiative, most Humboldt County schools are eligible to receive funding to improve energy efficiency and expand clean energy generation.