Energy Efficient Schools Initiative

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The Energy Efficient Schools Initiative (EESI) was established by the Tennessee General Assembly in 2008 with $90 million. Over $87 million has been approved for projects to improve the energy efficiency in Tennessee’s public K-12 schools. 

The Energy Efficient Schools Council, also created by this legislation, provides grants and loans to school districts for capital outlay projects and establishes and supports energy management programs. 

School districts interested in applying for a loan from the Energy Efficient Council Fund should contact Paul Cross, Executive Director of EESI, to discuss the project.