Where is Energy? It's Here... and We Can Save It!
We are in Year 6 of our Energy Efficiency Program. The program is designed for K-12 schools to implement a systemized plan promoting efficient facility operations and behavior modification through energy awareness.
Our School District’s goal is to achieve a 10% reduction in annual energy use and work towards an ENERGY STAR award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. With the combination of operational and behavioral changes initiated by staff and students, our district is now well on our way to achieving our goals. Our 54-month program to date cost savings totals almost $421,000!
We continue to discover how to save energy by introducing energy-related classroom activities and involving staff and students in energy-saving strategies. Where is energy? It's inside each of us, and we can make a difference!
As we introduce new energy communications and activities this year, your ongoing support is deeply valued. We look forward to realizing the continued benefits of better operations management, student education on conscious energy use, and monetary savings for our schools.
We will also continue to monitor, measure, and report our progress along the way.
If you have any questions or ideas about our schools’ energy efficiency strategies or activities, please do not hesitate to contact our district Coordinator of Green Initiatives and Sustainability, Betsy Freeman firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to another great year as we continue to charge up our enthusiasm for our energy-efficient efforts. We have the power!