ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Mission Statement:

Create a healthy and comfortable learning environment while controlling energy consumption more efficiently and diverting the otherwise rising utility costs towards educational programs. Continue development of energy conservation efforts that proportionally reduce energy consumption in new and existing facilities. Educate every student and employee to contribute to energy efficiency in our System. Every person will be expected to be an “energy saver” as well as an “energy consumer”

Energy Accomplishments for 2015-2016

   >  Actual Usage: Baseline Year vs. 2015-2016                            

                Electricity
 Down 7,579,555 KWH or 14%
                Natural Gas
 Down 334,577 therms or 35%
                Propane Down 4278 Gallons or 22%
                Fuel Oil Down 35,015 Gallons or 60%
                Water/Sewer Down 4,838,272 Gallons or 10%
   

   >  Total cost avoidance, when comparing 2015-2016 to the Baseline Year is, > $274 Thousand

   >  CCS average building efficiency improvements (energy usage/unit area)
  • 50.05 KBTU/FT² in 2009-2010
  • 35.27 KBTU/FT² in 2015-2016

   >  Annual utility cost have virtually remained the same, over the past seven years, despite the addition of four new buildings (additional 584,338 Ft²) and utility rate increases (see below)

Year

Annual Utility Cost

2009-2010

$5,792,944.19

2010-2011

$6,070,272.75

2011-2012

$5,882,690.05

2012-2013

$5,828,504.96

2013-2014

$5,834,539.23

2014-2015

$5,732,295.32

2015-2016

$5,512,164.35

 
 
Click Here for:  Energy Management Six Month Report    
 
 
Top Five Energy Efficient Actions (behavior management)
During unoccupied times which include nights, weekends, spring and summer breaks, HVAC systems are throttled back to best match the occupied building schedule(s).  This is enhanced by zoning areas of the building and monitoring HVAC thermostat set points.
 
Turning lights "off" when areas become unoccupied.  Using security lights and natural light to move about the building, when practical.
 
Turning off electronics when not in use such as:  kitchen equipment, business machines, TV's, computers, monitors, copiers and printers.
 
Lowering and closing blinds at the end of each day.  Keeping windows and doors closed when heat and air conditioning units are running.
 
Minimize or eliminate the use of city water for irrigation purposes.  Report and repair water leaks, especially hot water problems.
 
 
 
 
 





 

 


 
 
 
Last Modified on October 3, 2016
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