Education

Maximizing the energy efficiency of your facilities is the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to extend energy supplies and manage energy use. Graybar provides school districts (K-12), colleges and universities nationwide access to an array of products and services to help meet your agencies' energy management goals of increasing efficiency, reducing energy consumption and lowering energy-related costs.

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  • Energy accounts for 30 percent of a typical school budget – 2nd only to payroll
  • Lighting accounts for an estimated 70 percent of energy expenditures
  • GE Lighting estimates annual operating costs for lighting in schools accounts for $61 per student and $41 per sq. ft.
  • 62 percent of colleges and universities have a sustainability plan in place (NAEP Survey 2009)
  • Green schools use, on average, 30-50 percent less energy

More than $10 billion dollars in Federal Stimulus or federal grant money is available to state and local government or education for energy efficiency projects. Most states have rebate incentive programs available to education for energy efficiency projects. Graybar adds value by providing information necessary to complete the grant application and the U.S. Communities contract vehicle for the customer to place the order. Graybar adds value by providing information necessary to complete the grant application and a contract vehicle for the customer to place the order. Graybar also offers full-project financing through Graybar Financial Services.

Need more help acquiring product? The Graybar - U.S. Communities contract is an easy solution to help you work smarter and save money. This contract allows registered agencies to purchase a wide range of products at outstanding prices. Leveraging the work of other schools, city, counties, and state agencies nationwide can help your organization save too. U.S. Communities requires no fees, spending requirements, obligation to purchase or membership dues.

Energy solutions provide significant ROI and free up working capital for other projects or constituent services. Energy efficient systems reduce maintenance costs and interrupted service. Further, improvements in indoor environment and comfort can enhance student and employee health and productivity.

Contact a Graybar Lighting Consultant to learn more about lighting retrofit solutions offered through Graybar.