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Kyrene Energy Conservation

Commitment to Energy Conservation

As 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 Partnerships

ENERGY 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
National 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.