Optimized Learning Environments

The best environments for teaching and learning involve more than just climate control and lighting – but energy systems play a vital role in enabling teachers to teach and students to learn. SmartWatt has extensive experience designing projects centered on sensitivity, safety, and efficacy at every level of educational institutions from K-12 to colleges and universities.

Our Approach

Our projects create a real-life object lesson for your teachers, your students, and your community – a chance to learn first-hand about renewable energy and energy efficiency.

We hold ourselves to a higher standard of transparency and accountability: You receive the highest level of analysis, project management, and support so you feel confident and in control.

We are one team from day one: you’ll deal with a single team of people to ensure greater reliability and simplicity – with direct access to our best trade-specific experts.

Our solutions are open systems-centric and product-agnostic, ensuring you get a system that is right for your situation today and capable of taking advantage of any future technology.

Sub-Sectors & Services

Freeing California school administrators from the time commitment required to successfully use state funding for energy optimization projects

California’s Prop 39 directs $2.5 billion to schools in order to make them energy efficient, but many districts don’t have the time or available personnel to use this funding. As a comprehensive provider, we responsibly handle every facet of a project, from initial audits, to delivering a custom solution, to managing contractors so that administrators can focus on education.

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Energy savings opportunities that give students and teachers the ability to achieve mutual success

Public and private K-12 schools must all make tough choices regarding where to direct their limited financial resources. We help free up budgets by drastically cutting energy costs with budget-neutral infrastructure upgrades where we front project expenses, and energy optimization solutions with verifiable results, allowing administrators to invest savings in students and their teachers so they can succeed.

Sustainable solutions for creating “greener” university campuses that enrich the higher learning experience for students and educators alike

Universities, even small ones, consume a significant amount of energy resources in their service as institutions of higher learning. We provide optimization solutions that include everything from solar PV installations to energy retrofits of lighting and HVAC systems, all designed to significantly decrease campus reliance on the energy grid, fostering sustainability and an environment where students and researchers can thrive.

Empowering energy efficiency education.

SmartWatt implements energy efficiency solutions that create environments where teachers can teach and students can learn. After the completion of energy systems optimization projects, SmartWatt then partners with schools to bring SmartEd to their students.

SmartEd is our hands-on innovative energy efficiency education aimed at getting students excited about energy systems optimization and provides real examples right in schools for students to learn how energy efficiency impacts them and their environment. In addition to an in school tour of the building’s energy systems and the impact recent projects have on their learning environment and the environment as a whole, students are taught the basics of various types of energy systems, like solar and LED lighting, as well as how electricity is measured. The class concludes with a few easy ways for students to save energy at home, along with some pointers on what is needed to pursue a career in energy optimization.

At SmartWatt, we are passionate about energy efficiency and giving future generations of industry leaders their first glimpse of how energy impacts their world and the people in it with just one idea and a little bit of SmartEd.

University of Rochester

SmartWatt worked with this private university in New York to optimize the energy systems housed in the century-old libraries, lecture halls, and field houses that weathered poor lighting and controls. Even facilities constructed a few decades ago relied on lighting systems that are considered inefficient and expensive by today’s standards. In May 2013, the school hired SmartWatt to implement lighting and advanced controls projects on the University’s sprawling 158 building campus.



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“Working with [SmartWatt] is always a great experience. The team is professional and has a get-it-done attitude, while understanding the stresses and parameters we have in terms of schedule.”

Doug Grotke    |    Project Manager

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Bundled Energy Products


Mechanical Systems


Building Automation


Performance Contracting


Lighting Systems


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Solar PV


Prop 39