District Works to Save Energy Costs
Over $2,200,000 Saved
Since March 2008, an energy management program has been utilized by the district to save dollars. The target goal is to reduce energy costs by 30.32%. Our energy manager, regularly visits buildings and reviews building energy data to determine behavior changes employees can make to further reduce energy usage. We are already reaping the benefits! Since June 2014, our savings has reached $2,100,000, well over the targeted 20% rate. This is a credit to our entire staff: the teachers and support staff that shut off their unused electronics; the custodial and maintenance staffs that monitor the lights and all of the HVAC equipment; as well as everyone that notices something running that shouldn't be and notifies the appropriate staff.
The the "top five" savings tips are:
Close hallway doors
Turn off lights when exiting the room-even if for 5 minutes
Limit appliances usage, unplug during weekends & breaks
Turn off computers, speakers, and monitors via power strip.
Mr. Cavett uses a personal computer to efficiently collect and manage large amounts of information. Both current and historical information is analyzed. This detailed energy tracking process has many benefits:
Verifies monthly invoices
Pinpoints problem areas
Helps manage the budget
Monitors the energy management program
Justifies potential energy conservation investments
If you have questions, you may call Mr. Cavett at (810) 591-3220.