Energy & Efficiency

The District is committed to communicating information about its energy management programs and data in a meaningful way.

Mission

To reduce spending on energy so that funds can be used for education, instill a culture of energy conservation throughout the District, and reduce the environmental and human health impacts associated with fossil fuel combustion.

Goal

Every school will conserve energy.

Target

The District will decrease its energy consumption by 20% over five years.

Energy Consumption Data

The District tracks utility consumption and energy performance ratings utilizing ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® for all of its buildings. The graph on the below illustrates the past five years of electricity consumption data. The data here has been normalized in order to compare year-to-year usage on a common basis. Weather normalized energy accounts for abnormal regional weather conditions in a given year and calculates what energy consumption would have been under normal regional weather conditions.

School Data

Please contact the school principal to obtain your school’s login information.

One factor to consider when looking at the trends in the reduction of energy consumption is building improvements and renovations. The District has completed several major relighting projects and natural gas conversions.

Student Driven Energy Education Program

  • Promotes behavior changes among students and staff;
  • Instructs students on the basics of auditing spaces;
  • Involves students in the “use detail” verification process (e.g. number of classrooms or computers) for use in US EPA Energy STAR Portfolio Manager tool;
  • Empowers students to identify and and implement schools operational changes with support from appropriate District facilities staff; and
  • Includes an energy audit toolkit that contains a light meter; infrared gun; flicker meter; watt meter; plug strip; and light bulb socket.