Emerging Zero Net Energy School Retrofit Case Study: Newcastle Elementary School

Case Study / January 24, 2018 / Getting to Zero

With funding from California’s Prop 39, the Newcastle Elementary School District (ESD) issued a request for proposal to develop an Energy Expenditure Plan for their district. With a long list of deferred maintenance issues and budget challenges, Newcastle ESD was inspired to look into additional project funding, including grants, rebates and third party financing. The Newcastle Elementary School was an ideal candidate to become Zero Net Energy (ZNE) because the building was already fairly efficient. Further energy reductions plus renewable systems put ZNE performance was within reach.