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Energy Grants Program

Contact Information

School Buildings & Facilities


The Energy Grants Program provides OSPI with funding through the capital budget, as approved by the Washington State Legislature, to administer a competitive grant program for energy operational cost savings improvements in K-12 school facilities. Energy efficiency projects create long-term benefits and cost savings for school districts by significantly reducing energy operational costs, creating a healthy indoor environment for our students and staff and by reducing the impact that energy creation and consumption has on our natural environment. Projects also have short-term benefits, including the creation of jobs in communities around the state and stimulated local economy.

Energy Grants and Award Recipients

Energy Project Resources

  • New Building Institute's Plug Load Best Practices Guide
  • Washington State Department of Enterprise Services Energy Program
  • Energy Savings Performance Contracting Guidelines for Public Agencies in Washington State March 2012
  • International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol - Concepts and Options for Determining Energy and Water Savings Volume 1
  • EPA's ENERGY STAR for K-12 School Districts
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Building Technologies Program "A Guide to Energy Audits"
  • USGBC - The Center for Green Schools