Managing Energy Use
Please read through the following material, then print and fill out the quiz at the end.
Energy conservation will depend on
the help of all staff and students. When individual efforts are combined for
our school system, they can add up to financial and environmental savings. As a
custodian, we request that you report any sighting of the following to your
Lights are to be turned off in
unused areas. Please report to your supervisor if you find lights left on in
any areas. Please remember to turn off lights in areas not in use.
Task and Decorative Lighting
Task and decorative lighting must be
turned off when it is not being utilized. Please report to your supervisor if
you find these lights being left on.
All electrical devices (e.g.,
computers, printers, fax machines, televisions, Smart Boards, projectors,
copiers, etc.) shall be turned off at the end of each work day by the space
occupant. This is especially true of computer labs. Please report to your supervisor if you notice any of these
devices being left on.
Personal appliances for
non-instructional purposes are restricted to break rooms or teacher lounge
areas (this includes personal refrigerators in classrooms that are not used as
part of instruction). Please report to your supervisor if you find any personal
appliances in classrooms.
Personal space heaters are
prohibited unless area temperature cannot be maintained. Please report to your
supervisor if you find any space heaters in classrooms.
Unit Ventilators and Registers
Unit ventilators and registers must
be free of all obstructions. Please report to your supervisor if you find any
unit ventilators or registers blocked.
An interesting fact is that a stuck
flush valve will waste approximately 2,100 gallons of water per hour. This costs us $31.50 per hour, or $756 per
day. Please report water wasting ASAP
and as a high priority work order.
Did you know that a building can
earn the ENERGY STAR label just like your refrigerator? An ENERGY STAR
qualified facility meets strict energy performance standards set by EPA and
uses less energy, is less expensive to operate, and causes fewer greenhouse gas
emissions than its peers. Energy use in commercial buildings and manufacturing
plants accounts for nearly half of all energy consumption in the U.S. at a cost
of over $200 billion per year, more than any other sector of the economy.
Understanding the energy use of a
building is important--just as it's useful to know the estimated miles per
gallon for your automobile.
ENERGY STAR provides tools to help
measure the energy use of facilities and to compare to similar facilities.
The building score is calculated
based on a scale of 1-100. Buildings that score a 75 or greater may qualify for
the ENERGY STAR.
Buildings that perform in the top
25% of energy efficiency nationwide compared to their peers may be eligible for
the ENERGY STAR.
ENERGY STAR certified buildings:
35% less energy.
35% fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
50 cents less per square foot to operate (office buildings).
For more information on how to save
energy at work, please click here:
Albemarle Schools Energy Star
at schools are not to be used at any time. If there are significant problems
with the heating, air, or lights, please contact your supervisor immediately.
Each evening the HVAC systems are
adjusted to save energy and tax payer
dollars. During occupied hours in the
warmer months, the building temperatures should be between 70-74°. During the
colder months, the temperatures should be between 68-72° during occupied hours.
Night Time Cleaning
Please remember to turn off hallway
lighting when not in use. Please turn off lighting in
cafeteria/gym or any large areas when not being cleaned/used. Please clean up large areas
immediately after usage and turn off all lights.
Energy Management Quiz.pdf
Turn all quizzes in to Building Services (attention to Pam/Tracy), via:
or Pony Mail.
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