THE ECG GROUP: PAST EVENTS

Past Webinar: July 30th at 10:00 AM

3 Benefits of an Energy Performance Contract Post Covid-19

and Why Superintendents Should Care

PRESENTERS:
Dr. Alan Groveman, Former Superintendent
Kendra McQuilton, CEO of The ECG Group (ECG)

FACILITATED BY:
Dr. Timothy Eagen, Kings Park Superintendent

Brought to you by the Suffolk County School Superintendents Association (SCSSA)  

How can superintendents successfully meet the needs of their students, while remaining sensitive to the economic fallout caused by COVID that their taxpayers and communities will face for an uncertain time frame?

Aging and deteriorating buildings and systems can negatively affect student health, learning and student success.

Learn how superintendents can create a path forward for some, if not all, of the work they need to accomplish using guaranteed cost savings from reduced energy use to pay for the critical infrastructure improvements.

Past Webinar: July 22nd at 10:00 AM

How Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) Funded over $11 Million in Energy Efficient Construction

with No Out-of-Pocket Costs

PRESENTERS:
Douglas Rogers, Construction and Facilities Director
of Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)
&
Kendra McQuilton, CEO,
Aldo Mazzaferro, CEM, CEA, Director of Technical Services
of The ECG Group (ECG)

Brought to you by The Construction Institute

Learn how CREC is mitigating the impact of COVID-19 budget cuts, and is funding over $11.6 million worth of critical infrastructure improvements, with ZERO out-of-pocket costs, using guaranteed energy savings as the funding source.

Learn about the concept of an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) and how it funds Energy Efficient Construction.

Past Webinar: Thursday, May 21st, 2020,  2 PM 

Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC):

Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid and How to Move Forward in the COVID-19 Era

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The ECG Group partnered with Connecticut Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) to bring you a presentation on how to successfully meet the needs of your district by using ESPCs, and the cost savings from reduced energy use, to fund the cost of needed capital upgrades.

PRESENTERS
Kendra McQuilton, CEO, The ECG Group kendra@theECGgroup.com
Aldo Mazzaferro, CEM, CEA, Director of Technical Services, The ECG Group aldo@theECGgroup.com

WHO ATTENDED?
This webinar is intended for CASBO school district members only.  

Past Webinar, May 14, 2020 at 2pm

(PART 3 of 3)  Prepare Your Future Budget
Energy Performance Contract Success: It’s as Easy as M + V
(Measurement and Verification):

The key to ensuring your project succeeds

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

The ECG Group partnered with ASBO (Association of School Business Officials of New York) to bring you this informative webinar series – NO MEMBERSHIP required.

The ECG Group is here to help during this unprecedented time where district budgets have been restructured overnight.  We are offering a three-part webinar series surrounding guaranteed ways to reduce energy costs to free up budget dollars for student and educational needs.

Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs) benefit school districts by reducing energy costs approximately 30% without requiring voter approval and without increasing community taxes.

Now is the time to take action to impact your future budgets.

Past Webinar, May 12, 2020 at 9:30 AM

Guaranteed Energy Savings Act (GESA):
Most Common Mistakes and How to Move Forward in the COVID-19 Era

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The ECG Group partnered with Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) to bring you a presentation on how a Guaranteed Energy Savings Act (GESA) project can fund building upgrades, how to receive guaranteed savings, how to avoid the Top 5 mistakes that are made during GESA projects, and why GESA projects work well in COVID-19 era.

PRESENTED BY
Wayne McCullough, DBA, PCSBA, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO)
Kendra McQuilton, CEO, The ECG Group kendra@theECGgroup.com
David Newman, PE, CEM, LEED-AP, CEA, VP of Engineering, The ECG Group dnewman@theECGgroup.com

WHO ATTENDED
This webinar was intended for PASBO school district members only.

Past Webinar April 30, at 2 PM

(PART 2 of 3)  Prepare Your Future Budgets
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)

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, EPC’s 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.

Past Webinar April 23 at 1pm

Moving Forward with Capital Projects in the COVID-19 Era, April 23rd

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

NYSCOSS & ECG Invite You to Join New York State’s Superintendent of the Year
Dr. Michael Nagler and ECG’s CEO Kendra McQuilton for Moving Forward with Capital Projects in the COVID-19 Era

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.

Past Webinar April 16 at 2pm

3-PART Webinar Series
(PART 1 of 3)  Prepare Your Future Budgets
Webinar: Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs) 101:
Learn about the basic concept and process

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

The ECG Group is partnering with ASBO (Association of School Business Officials of New York) to bring you this informative webinar series – NO MEMBERSHIP required.

The ECG Group is here to help during this unprecedented time where district budgets have been restructured overnight.  We are offering a three-part webinar series surrounding guaranteed ways to reduce energy costs to free up budget dollars for student and educational needs.

Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs) benefit school districts by reducing energy costs approximately 30% without requiring voter approval and without increasing community taxes.

Now is the time to take action to impact your future budgets.

PAST EVENT, MARCH 1-3, 2020

NYSCOSS celebrated one of ECG’s clients (Dr. Nagler) as Superintendent of the year.  

EXHIBIT March 1-3, 2020

Albany Capital Center, Albany, New York

PAST EVENT, FEB 26, 2020

WEBINAR February 26, 2020

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Energy Saving Performance Contracting (ESPC) projects enable municipalities and school districts to fund needed energy-related capital upgrades without taxpayer impact.  To ensure a successful outcome, these projects must be properly managed. 

This webinar:

✓ Explains the concept of Energy Saving Performance Contracting and how it is used to fund upgrades

✓ Identifies how an ESPC project differs from a traditional capital project

✓ Describes the top five mistakes typically made during an ESPC project and how to avoid them

MODERATOR

Andy Merola, Municipal Resource & Program Development Manager, CCM

PRESENTER

Kendra McQuilton, CEO The ECG Group kendra@theECGgroup.com


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • First Selectmen, Mayors, Town/City Managers
  • Public Works Directors
  • Town/City Engineers
  • Finance Directors
  • School Business Managers
  • Facilities Managers

PAST EVENT, FEB 13, 2020

Government Finance Officers Association of Connecticut (GFOA)

February 13, 2020

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

“Top 5 Mistakes Made During An Energy Performance Contract  (and how to avoid them)”

Kendra McQuilton, Chief Executive Officer,
The EGG Group

PAST EVENT, JAN 7 2020

ASBO NEW YORK WEBINAR

LIVE COMPLIMENTARY WEBINAR

January  7, 2020 @ 12-1pm

Top 5 Mistakes Made During an Energy Performance Contract (and how to avoid them!)

Presented by: Kendra McQuilton, CEO of The ECG Group

LISTEN TO OUR WEBINAR

PAST EVENT, DEC 3 2019

 

CONFERENCE

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) Conference at Foxwoods Resort

December 3, 2019

 

PAST EVENT NOV 7, 2019

WEBINAR WITH NYSSFA

New York State School Facilities Association (NYSSFA)

November 7, 2019 | Noon – 1pm |
The Top Five Mistakes Made During an Energy Performance Contract (and how to avoid them!)

PAST EVENT OCT 24-26, 2019

EXHIBIT WITH NYSSBA

New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA)
Exhibit Hall – Stop by and see us at Booth 704

October 24-26, 2019 | Rochester, NY

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PAST EVENT, OCT 16-18 2019

EXHIBIT AND PRESENTATION

PASA – PSBA School Leadership Conference

EXHIBIT

October 16-18, 2019 | Exhibit Hall – Stop by and see us at Booth 516

PRESENTATION

How Philadelphia Schools are Modernizing Buildings and Saving Money with
The School District of Philadelphia’s COO Danielle Floyd

October 16th presentation 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM | Cocoa 3

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT

PAST EVENT, SEPT 2019

EXHIBIT AND PRESENTATION
with DR. ROBERTO PADILLA of NEWBURGH ENLARGED CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

PRESENTATION

Monday, September 23, 2019
How Newburgh Effected Transformational Change with One Simple Initiative

Saratoga Hilton & Saratoga Springs City Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

EXHIBIT

New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS) 2019 Fall Leadership Summit

September 22-24, 2019

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT