Hayward Unified School District Launches Sustainable Energy Program Across 33 Sites, to Save $65 Million in Energy Costs
HAYWARD, Calif., Nov. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) held a "flip-the-switch" event in honor of its 5.3MW solar photovoltaic and integrated electric vehicle (EV) and battery storage project, coupled with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) education offerings aligned with the infrastructure improvements. On Thursday, November 14, HUSD leadership, local elected officials, their Bond partner TRiGroup, and their energy partner ENGIE Services U.S. (ENGIE) commemorated the completion of construction and implementation of the District-wide energy program.
Through the collaborative partnership with ENGIE, HUSD's energy upgrade represents a new approach to enhancing the learning environment, both inside and outside of the classroom – a key tenet of Hayward's Bond Measure H, which provides funding for facility upgrades. The program is expected to generate $65 million in energy savings that can go directly back to the General Fund.
Accelerating Clean Energy
The District's energy program is expected to achieve several key outcomes:
Leading the Charge
Engaging Future Leaders
ENGIE's Education team partnered with principals and teachers across the District to design hands-on STEAM activities that turn the District into a living laboratory, using the modernizations as a platform for hands-on learning and STEAM career exposure. Some of the STEAM activities that were developed or linked to the design, construction, and implementation of the project include:
As shared by Superintendent Dr. Wayne, "With critical support from our broad 'Made in Hayward' community – our Hayward families, local partners, and our Board – we have been able to transform our schools with dynamic infrastructure improvements that enhance the learning environment and put money back into our General Fund for other classroom needs. With meaningful alignment with STEAM opportunities tied to our program, these upgrades produce positive dividends for our students in multiple ways."
About Hayward Unified School District: Learn more at https://www.husd.us/ or contact Dio Ramos, Public Information Officer, at 510-784-2600, ext. 72617.
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