District 91 School Board implemented an energy policy in 2006 directing the administration and staff to conserve energy. In 2008 District 91 became an Energy Star Partner to continue and strength our commitment to energy conservation.
404.0 - ENERGY CONSERVATION
The Board believes that all reasonable measures should be taken to conserve energy. The Board directs the administration, supported by the school staff, to implement cost effective operating procedures to reduce energy consumption in school facilities. The Board further directs the administration and the staff to continually assess the consumption of energy and make recommendations for improved energy conservation. View the district's Energy Operating Procedures and Guidelines.
Energy is a consumable resource so all money spent on that resource cannot be spent on programs and other educational expenses. Employess make the biggest impact in reducing energy consumption and saving money for materails and programs to increase student acheivement.
The pennies, nickels and dimes that we each save can amount to huge potential savings when we consider ourselves part of a very large team. The potential district wide cost avoidance for classroom activities amounts to over $100,000 per year. And these areas represent only a small slice of the energy pie. So, how can I impact the district energy consumption in my classroom? Read on.
*The numbers used above were typical values. The actual values may be more or less dependent on the specific equipment you use. Some of the information used was provided by the report
found at http://eetd.lbl.gov/EA/Reports/46212/