The Sustainable Schools Pilot Program (SSP) is offered at no cost to private and public schools in the CenterPoint Energy electric distribution service territory.
The goal is to raise awareness and change behavior in both students and staff resulting in a positive impact on the environment. For select schools, it also can provide an in-depth energy assessment and recommendations for operational and maintenance improvements.
Services and Materials Provided
Schools enrolling in the program receive assistance in promoting environmentally conscious behavior for the staff and students and creating energy savings at the schools and students’ homes.
Services and materials include:
- Educational materials and activities
- Teacher training and guidance
- Additional resources for lessons and activities
- School energy audit kit for student audits
- On-going support for school staff
- Promoting program accomplishments in the community
For more information, please email our program contact at SustainableSchools@CenterPointEnergy.com.
The Sustainable Schools Program offers many benefits to its participants, including:
- No financial obligation
- Energy savings and monthly energy cost savings
- Educating and empowering students
- Energy audit equipment and training for students
- Publicity for the schools’ accomplishments in the program
Private and public high schools within the CenterPoint Energy electric service territory are eligible to apply. Participation is limited and priority will be given to schools demonstrating an interest in supporting and promoting the program. Schools receiving an in-depth energy assessment will be pre-screened for potential energy savings.
Select schools will receive an in-depth energy assessment targeting low cost operational and maintenance type energy conservation measures (ECMs). The program pays incentives for implementation of the recommended ECMs, focusing on measures that reduce peak electricity demand. The peak demand period is between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, from June until September. Incentives are paid after the ECMs have been installed and the savings verified. Schools can earn up to $5,000 for achieved energy and demand reductions.
Program enrollment is limited, so please contact us immediately for more information. Customer inquiry form is available for download in the section below, and may be submitted to the program email or directly to the CenterPoint or Willdan program manager.
Additional Program Information
For participating teachers, additional program resources will be available for download. Please contact the Program Manager to access information.