ZERO NET ENERGY IN K-12 SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION: YOU CAN DO IT!
Kimberly Cullinae from Eversource reviews zero net energy construction in K-12 schools. She reviews the importance and benefits of setting energy use intensity targets for projects and maintaining the goal throughout operation. Incentives from Eversource are provided for new construction to help the project succeed from construction through a year into operation. Specific schools in the state are used as examples of the possibility of zero net energy construction.
Eversource transmits and delivers electricity and natural gas and supplies water to 4 million customers throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire. Eversource harnesses the commitment of approximately 8,300 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of safely delivering reliable energy and water with superior customer service. The #1 Energy Efficiency provider in the nation, the company is empowering a clean energy future in the Northeast, with nationally-recognized energy efficiency solutions and successful programs to integrate new clean energy resources like solar, offshore wind, electric vehicles and battery storage, into the electric system.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Senior Energy Efficiency Consultant
Kim Cullinane has worked in the green building industry as a champion for sustainable buildings since 2002. She is a senior member of Eversource’s New Construction team within its energy efficiency group and co-chairs the statewide Mass Save New Construction Subcommittee. She started in the field managing the Green Schools Program for the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and leading the development of the MA version of CHPS (a LEED-like tool for k-12 schools). Kim has a BA in economics from Cornell University and a Master of Public Administration from The George Washington University.