K-12-Education-CAProp39Wisconsin Schools Have Rare Funding Opportunity. And It May Soon be Gone.

Wisconsin school districts have a new way to fund facility improvements, thanks to recent legislation that provides a revenue limit exemption for energy conservation purposes. Known as Act 32, this exemption allows a district to surpass revenue limits – up to the amount it spends to implement energy efficiency measures. “Energy efficiency” impacts nearly every part of your operation, so the legislation gives you a great opportunity to perform much of your deferred maintenance and renovations.

The legislation is up for review soon and may face changes. Also, with rising interest rates and increasing energy costs, it doesn’t pay to wait. Now is the time to act on Act 32.

Trusted Partner in Performance Contracts

To take advantage of this exemption, Act 32 requires districts to partner with an energy services company (ESCO) and enter into a performance contract that offsets the cost. Schneider Electric sets the standard in performance contracting. Currently, we have more than 530 performance contracts under way, representing $1 billion in energy savings.

The Difference is Our Accountability

When Schneider Electric is your ESCO, you greatly minimize your risk by having a partner who is accountable. That means zero expensive change orders. No hassles. And a plan that’s as strong as our follow-through.

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Here are some ways we are helping Wisconsin school districts:

  • Updating aging facilities and improving security
  • Modernizing technology and improving communications
  • Educating and changing behaviors that impact budget and the environment
  • Creating a master plan for energy to meet short- and long-term goals