Kyrene Energy Conservation
Commitment to Energy ConservationAs responsible educators, we believe our children should have the knowledge and education on energy conservation. Further, over 5% of the district’s operating budget is spent on utilities. If these expenses can be reduced, then there can be more resources available for the classroom.In 2005, the Kyrene voters approved a bond authorization that has provided funding to implement the Capital Improvement Plan. Within the plan, various system upgrades have resulted in significant utility savings. These systems include chiller equipment, energy management, lighting, skylights, and roofing systems. The total cost savings is estimated to be approximately $500,000 annually. See Energy Conservation presentation below.
Total Cost Savings
- System upgrades over the past 5 years
- Surveyed 26 campuses
- Total estimated M&O budget savings annually: $500,000
ENERGY STAR and PartnershipsENERGY STAR, created in 1992, is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. Partnership offers a unique opportunity to leverage ENERGY STAR. The ENERGY STAR label appears on over 50 different product categories as well as new homes, commercial buildings and industrial plants.Did you know that the annual energy bill to run America’s primary and secondary schools is a staggering $6 billion — more than is spent on textbooks and computers combined.The least efficient schools use three times more energy than the best energy performers, and top performing ENERGY STAR labeled schools cost forty cents per square foot less to operate than the average performers.Environmental Education Week is April 15 - 21, 2018National Environmental Education Week (EE Week), the nation's largest environmental education event held each year the week before Earth Day, inspires environmental learning and stewardship among K-12 students. EE Week connects educators with environmental resources to promote K-12 students' understanding of the environment. » More about EE WeekEE Week is a program of the National Environmental Education Foundation.Do you have a positive story of how you and your organization are bringing environmental education to students? National Environmental Education Week would like to hear about it!
Last Modified on September 12, 2022