Superintendent’s Message: Energy Savings Ideas
We’ve been working hard to find ways to save on energy costs over the past year and a half and we’ve made good progress. During the 2014-2015 school year our district has saved approximately $191,000 in energy costs that is directly attributable to our actions. Our employees have taken responsibility to ensure that lights in offices/conference rooms are turned off when the rooms are not in use and computers and printers are shut down at the end of the work day. In the summer of 2015 our employees went to a 10 hours per day/four day a week work schedule, which we’ll do again this summer because it saved us money. Our employees have taken home coffee makers, space heaters, and and mini-refrigerators.
We’ve also looked at larger scale energy efficiencies during the course of remodeling and renovation projects at our schools and those efforts are paying off, too.
Now we could use some help from the community. We’d appreciate any ideas you might have to help us realize more long-term energy savings and we’ve set up a special email to allow you to share those ideas at Energy Ideas
Dr. Arthur W. Tate, Superintendent