On March 1st, 2016, Franklin-McKinley School District was awarded $2.5 M by the California Energy Commission (CEC) in Proposition 39 funding. In addition, the CEC approved submissions for two charter schools within the district, which were all approved in 6 weeks. With so few award approvals among charter schools in the state, this was a significant accomplishment. Energy efficiency improvements to include HVAC and lighting upgrades. PacificWest Energy Solutions performed energy benchmarking, energy audit, project prioritization and expenditure plan services. Once completed, the project is anticipated to save the District $153,000 annually in energy costs.