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What’s So Special About Special Districts?

Whether they’re heralded as shining examples of democracy or disparaged as autonomous “ghost governments,” special districts are generally misunderstood by the public.  If you’re unclear about what they are, what they do, and why they’re “special,” you’re in good company. Why They’re Special Special districts are, essentially, local-level government agencies, separate from cities or counties. …

Apr 12, 2019

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Education

School Superintendents of Alabama Holding Annual Summer Conference

The School Superintendents of Alabama (SSA) is holding its annual summer conference this week at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama. SSA, the professional association for school superintendents, aims to give superintendents networking and collaboration opportunities, sound public policy development and advocacy and professional learning resources. Hundreds of educators and the vendors who …

Ben Stewart

June 21, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

Gloversville Looks to Optimize Community Spaces Utilizing An Energy Performance Contract

The City of Gloversville, New York recently approved the installation of an energy systems optimization project that includes energy efficiency upgrades and improvements to infrastructure systems that deliver better comfort, fresh air, safety, and quality of life. The project is utilizing New York Article 9, also known as energy performance contract, that allows the energy …

Ben Stewart

June 15, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

Municipals in New York Rely On Energy Saving Performance Contracts to Improve the Infrastructure that Impacts People Most

Cities, towns and counties in New York faced with end of life equipment and aging buildings can upgrade the infrastructure that delivers comfort, fresh air, safety, and quality of life to employees and taxpayers despite having no capital do so. It doesn’t even take a miracle, just a little known piece of legislation called an …

Ben Stewart

June 12, 2017

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Energy Systems Optimization

SouthEastern Meat Association To Hold Annual Conference This Week

Members of SouthEastern Meat Association will hold its annual conference next week in Daytona Beach, Florida. The SouthEastern Meat Association (SEMA) is an organization of people or businesses who are in the meat processing industry. The group provides networking, partnership, and educational opportunities to it members said SEMA Executive Director Cheryl Hudson. “We have over …

Ben Stewart

June 7, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

Park Districts in Illinois Now Can Improve Their Facilities Without Spending A Cent

Nearly 350 park districts, sprinkled in towns and cities across Illinois, are comprised of thousands of acres and hundreds of buildings, all bustling daily with children, sports leagues, games and activities. These park districts are the true heart of their communities. But not all are running smoothly. Some baseball fields don’t have lights, or if …

Ben Stewart

June 5, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

Does An Energy Performance Contract Make Sense For Your Community?

If you are a leader of a cash-strapped community with major infrastructure issues, then an energy savings agreement might be just the thing for you. When deciding if an energy savings agreement is right for your community, there are a few things to take into consideration: Resources: Does your community have capital to maintain or …

Ben Stewart

June 2, 2017

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Energy Systems Optimization

Solar Energy Projects Heat Up Across the Country

Large commercial and industrial facilities, as well as municipalities, face soaring utility costs every year, a figure that is only rising, solar experts say. To stay in business, or not raise taxes, owners and leaders search for ways to reduce their utility costs. Sometimes that answer is a solar energy project. Once thought to implement …

Ben Stewart

May 30, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

Town of Minden Improves Energy Systems With Energy Performance Contract

The Town of Minden had an old kerosene heater that didn’t adequately heat their buildings. On top of not working well, it was expensive to operate and maintain. The town’s energy system problems turned out to be the perfect energy performance contract case study in NY. “When our workers would arrive in the morning, the …

Ben Stewart

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