Energy costs represent only 1% to 2% of typical school budgets, but about 16% of controllable operational costs.1 Managing energy costs well can have a significant impact on resources. Yolo Energy Watch through PG&E offers schools a number of ways to reduce energy usage and save money, including energy audits, retrofits, pricing plan analysis, demand response, and solar power. 

Contact us to learn more about how we can help your public or private school. You can also learn more about specific school programs by visiting the sites of the 3rd-party implementors listed below.

1 Source: PG&E, based on 2005 national survey

 Program name  Measures  Implementer
 California Preschool Energy Efficiency Program (CPEEP)      Whole building      Low Income Investment Fund
 K-12 and Colleges Audit and Retrofit          HVAC
 Lighting
 Refrigeration

 Matrix Energy Services, Inc.
 School Energy Efficiency and Campus Housing      Whole building      Resource Solutions Group
 Cool Schools      HVAC  Trane Company (PDF, 3.2 MB)

Get free classroom materials on energy, energy efficiency and the environment.


The PG&E Energenius® Educational Series offers interactive, engaging programs for pre-kindergarten through eigth grade (pre-K-8). Programs include:

  • Detailed lesson plans
  • Student activity books
  • Take-home materials

All the programs correlate to Common Core State Standards. All educators in the PG&E service territory qualify to receive free Energenius materials.