Our team consistently tests boundaries to create customized programs to bring quantifiable savings to every one of our clients. For more than 19 years, we have been pioneers in designing and launching models for sustainability in schools, universities, community organizations, and local governments.
Schools spend more than $8 billion per year on energy nationwide, second only to spending on books and computers. Our team partners with schools and universities on a variety of greening approaches to help them save money by making campus buildings more energy efficient while fostering a culture of conservation and resource efficiency. By developing curriculum, empowering students and staff to make sustainable changes and implementing innovative and measurable initiatives, SEI creates environmental stewards and community leaders of tomorrow.
Greening our communities requires a lot of work and we recognize the tremendous demand for qualified local workers. By bringing together municipalities, private industry, and academic institutions, SEI is able to deliver green education programs and facilitate hands-on occupational training for high school and university students as well as area un- and under-employed workers. Not only do we equip them with the skills they need to land jobs in the growing green sector, we offer them an opportunity to make a positive contribution to society with their work.
Inability to pay utility bills is a leading cause of homelessness in the U.S. To help eradicate this problem, our practical and committed team introduces housing providers and tenants to actions that lower their utility consumption and resulting costs. SEI also offers assistance in identifying low-cost retrofit strategies to increase energy and water efficiency, enabling housing owners to optimize the operational efficiency of their buildings. By utilizing the right technologies, leveraging utility and government resources and encouraging residents to adopt behavior that lowers their utility consumption, we achieve quantifiable energy and cost savings as well as environmental benefits.
Climate change and rising energy costs have brought resource efficiency to the forefront of many communities' agendas. Our thoughtful and dedicated team works with municipalities to identify goals, design appropriate policies and pioneer successful programs designed to solve their unique challenges. By providing exceptional technical assistance, leveraging resources and building community engagement, SEI helps communities reach their climate and energy goals and achieve greater sustainability.