To maximize your school’s energy savings, efficiency and purchasing, you need to have a plan. By taking a step back to get the broader picture of your elementary, middle or high school’s energy use, you’ll be able to better understand what can be improved and apply the right solutions for doing so.
In the United States, schools aren’t just significant energy users – they’re unique in their hours of operations, specific in their missions and vulnerable to dramatic changes in energy pricing. Your K-12 schools have to better manage their energy without negatively affecting students, faculty and staff.
Fortunately, there are a number of techniques schools can use to cut excess energy usage while still meeting the needs of those there to learn and teach – turning off the lights at the end of the day, for instance. Others are more involved and will likely require some extensive research and professional guidance.
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