Knowledge Library

Educating Others on the Incredible Impact an EPC can have on a Community

Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs) are financially beneficial to school districts and municipalities, and it is our goal to keep you informed of their benefits and best practices through a series of webinars and presentations.

We serve as an Independent EPC advocate ensuring the success of your project and realization of guaranteed savings.

Please review our Knowledge Library to learn about the ways to reduce energy costs to free up budget dollars for student and educational needs.

Knowledge Library List

Webinar: Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC):
The Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid and How to Move Capital Projects Forward in the COVID-19 Era

Hosted By: ECG’s CEO Kendra McQuilton and Aldo Mazzaferro, CEM, CEA
Director of Technical Services in partnership with the Connecticut Association of School Business Officials (CASBO)

Hosted On: May 21, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Description: During our webinar, we discussed how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting every aspect of school districts’ budgets, making it challenging to keep operations running smoothly, and nearly impossible to move necessary capital projects forward. We shared an overview of ESPCs (Energy Savings Performance Contracts) and their tremendous benefits in funding infrastructure upgrades with zero out of pocket expense and zero taxpayer impact. This combination provides districts the ability to utilize their budget dollars for priority items while supporting capital projects. ESPCs offer GUARANTEED funding through energy efficiency savings; however, five common mistakes can result in the forfeiting of those savings. Learn more.

Webinar: Energy Performance Contract Success: It’s as easy as M+V (Measurement and Verification)

Hosted By: ECG’s CEO Kendra McQuilton and Dave Newman, PE, CEM, CEA, VP of Engineering in partnership with the Association of School Business Officials New York (ASBO NY)

Hosted On: May 14, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Description: In the final webinar in our Three-Part Educational Series, Energy Performance Contract Success: It’s as easy as M+V (Measurement and Verification), we discussed how critical the Measurement and Verification process is to the success of an EPC. When M&Vs are not planned appropriately there are a variety of repercussions including inadvertently forfeiting your entire savings. Take a look at our webinar to learn the importance of the M&V process, the options and the pitfalls. If you have any questions, please reach out to us for more information email us at: Ashley@theECGgroup.com.

Also, to learn more about EPCs and the myths surrounding them, see part one and two in our series:
Part One: Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) 101
Part Two: Debunking Energy Performance Contract Myths: It’s Not Just Smoke and Mirrors

Webinar: Debunking Energy Performance Contract Myths:
It’s Not Just Smoke and Mirrors

Hosted By: ECG’s CEO Kendra McQuilton and the Association of School Business Officials New York (ASBO NY)

Hosted On: April 30, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Description: In Part Two of our Three-Part Educational Webinar Series, Debunking Energy Performance Contract Myths: It’s Not Just Smoke and Mirrors, we discussed how EPCs help districts move capital projects forward in a cost-neutral way. During this unprecedented time when district’s budgets have been negatively impacted, EPCs provide a path forward to upgrade systems, and it’s not just smoke and mirrors. We briefly discussed the concept of an EPC (for more information, see Part One – Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) 101) along with the five myths and persistent areas of misinformation that surround EPCs resulting in districts overlooking them as a potentially LARGE funding mechanism. Learn their benefits, how to be guided most effectively, the foundation to ensure you receive your guaranteed savings, and the facts that will ensure your project succeeds.

Also, to learn more about EPCs and the myths surrounding them, see part one and three in our series:
Part One: Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) 101
Part Three: Energy Performance Contract Success: It’s as easy as M+V (Measurement and Verification)

Webinar: Moving Forward with Capital Projects in the
COVID-19 Era

Hosted By: NYS’s Superintendent of the Year Dr. Michael Nagler and ECG’s CEO Kendra McQuilton

Hosted On: April 23, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Description: The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every aspect of school district operations. How can superintendents successfully meet the needs of their students, while remaining sensitive to the economic fallout that their taxpayers and communities will face for an uncertain time frame?

For the foreseeable future, many bond votes for capital projects will need to be reconsidered, postponed, or cancelled.

During this 1-hour discussion, school districts will learn about a path forward for some, if not all, of the work they need to accomplish. It uses the concept of Energy Performance Contracting (EPC), which takes the cost savings from reduced energy use to pay for the cost of needed capital upgrades.

EPCs work well in the COVID-19 era for the following reasons:

✓ No voter approval is needed
✓ No taxpayer increase is required
✓ Reduces energy costs by 30% on average
✓ Takes energy waste and converts it into a large funding source
✓ Reduces your operating and capital costs
✓ Lowers future bond size

Learn how Mineola Public Schools are funding over $7 million worth of critical infrastructure improvements using guaranteed energy savings and how YOU CAN TOO!

Webinar: Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) 101

Hosted By: ECG’s Kendra McQuilton and the Association of School Business Officials New York (ASBO NY )

Hosted On: April 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Description: In Part 1 of our 3 Part Educational Webinar Series, Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) 101, we discussed how to help during this unprecedented time where there have been negative impacts on districts’ budgets. We discussed what an EPC is and how it is a funding strategy to get guaranteed savings by reducing energy costs to free up budget dollars for student and educational needs. EPCs benefit School Districts and Municipalities by reducing energy costs approximately 30% without requiring voter approval and without increasing community taxes. Now is the time to learn about EPCs and take action to impact your 2021 budgets.

Also, to learn more about EPCs and the myths surrounding them, see part two and three in our series:
Part Two: Debunking Energy Performance Contract Myths: It’s Not Just Smoke and Mirrors
Part Three: Energy Performance Contract Success: It’s as easy as M+V (Measurement and Verification)

Webinar: ECG Company Overview

Hosted By: ECG’s Kendra McQuilton

Hosted On: July 15, 2019

Webinar: Engineering: What, How and Why

Hosted By: ECG’s Kendra McQuilton

Hosted On: November 11, 2017