United States Virgin Islands Continues Green Schools Project

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - March 8, 2013

Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh meets with ESG officials (Photo: OG)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The United States Virgin Islands is moving forward with its plan to make the territory’s public schools more energy efficient, awarding a multimillion-dollar energy savings performance contract to Energy Systems Group.

The USVI and ESG will be launching the second phase of its initiative, which will retrofit 34 public schools, along with certain facilities operated by the Virgin Islands Department of Education, to conserve energy.

The contract awarded last week is for $10.8 million; it will feature retrofits involving water and electricity conservation measures.

“The project is expected to generate approximately $2.9 million in local spending and tax revenues,” said USVI Governor John de Jongh in a statement.

The energy savings could total almost $1.7 million for the Department of Education for the decade following the completion of the project.

Construction on the second phase will begin in May; it is slated to take 14 months.

Popular Posts cape santa maria

From Anguilla to Aruba, the Best Caribbean Beaches to Visit This Summer

Forget the Hamptons, forget Santorini. And Florida? There’s a reason snowbirds go home in the summer. If you’re looking for a summertime beach getaway, the Caribbean is it. The water is deliciously warm, the trade winds keep you cool and […]

From Belize to Grenada, 10 Little Caribbean Beach Resorts to Visit Right Now 


There are different resorts for different vacations, different tastes, different moods. For some, there’s something delicious about a pint-sized, tiny Caribbean resort, where the emphasis is on the intimate, the serene. Where the soundtrack isn’t a piped-in DJ set, but […]

The Winners of the 2024 Caribbean Green Awards 

caribbean green

With almost 20,000 votes, the winners of the Caribbean Green Awards 2024 Presented by E-Finity have been crowned.  From state-of-the-art marine conservation projects to hotels that are redefining sustainability, the Green movement has never been stronger in the Caribbean.  “This […]

Related Posts st thomas resort beach

St Thomas' New Beach Resort Has a Private-Island Feel

The Morningstar Buoy Haus Beach Resort is about the closest you can get to a private island atmosphere without ever having to leave St. Thomas. Partly that’s a function of geography: located at the foot of a massive cliff guarding […]

The Caribbean’s Must-Visit Yacht Show Is Coming to St Thomas 

st thomas yacht haven

The Virgin Islands Boating Expo will take place May 10-12, 2024 at Yacht Haven Grande St. Thomas, the USVI’s top yachting destination. This boutique destination show, hosted by the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association, ticks the top three boxes of […]

The US Virgin Islands' Biggest Resort Is Back and Better Than Ever

the new westin st thomas resort

The Frenchman’s Reef resort has been a landmark standing watch over St. Thomas’ Charlotte Amalie Harbor for more than 50 years, and its recent rebirth as the Westin Beach Resort & Spa at Frenchman’s Reef may be its spiffiest incarnation […]


Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.

No. Thank You