ENGIE has signed a five year energy agreement with a school in New Jersey to help the school to reduce its energy expenses and to achieve its carbon emissions reduction goals.
ENGIE will help Princeton Day School to develop renewable energy resources including solar and wind farms onsite.
Princeton Day School will receive Green-e Renewable Energy Credits, equal to 100% of the school’s electricity usage over the term of the contract.
The credits will be equivalent to the removal of more than 500 gasoline-powered passenger motor vehicles from highways every year through 2024, or 5,000 tons of waste recycled instead of landfilled.
Dulany Gibson, assistant head of school for finance and operations, said: “Our goal is to nurture a culture of environmental stewardship by working simultaneously in the areas of facilities, behaviour, and curriculum. We want our graduates to understand that how they use resources affects the ability of future generations to also use those resources.
“Executing an environmentally responsible, fixed-price, long-term energy contract helps us lead by example with fiscal and ecological benefits.”
“We are proud to work with Princeton Day School on their sustainable development goals while at the same time providing increased LEED recognition for the campus,” said Brad McIntyre, senior business development manager for ENGIE. “By participating in our Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) programme, Princeton Day School helps reduce energy costs and improve grid stability, and accrues LEED certification points to further demonstrate their commitment to running a sustainable and efficient campus.”