Energy Education Program
LCPS Staff: See the Thanksgiving Shutdown Flyer
Read the first LCPS Energy Education news release about Sean and Jim: “Energy Ed Specialists Hope To Save LCPS Millions.”
- Emphasis on changing people’s habits rather than purchasing new equipment.
- Maintaining comfort; however, ensuring everything is off when not being used.
- Optimizing the efficiency of our energy systems. (Getting the most for our money!)
The energy education specialists will visit every school and school district property (47 total) – comprising more than 3.5 million square feet – during all hours of the day and night to determine where energy – and money – can be saved. They will be looking at everything, including:
- Occupancy Patterns
- Athletic Programs
- Little, tiny LED lights on your speakers and VCRs
Thermostats: If you have a thermostat, ensure it is seasonally adjusted according to guidelines for occupied and unoccupied times. Notify maintenance of problems.
Lights: Turn lights off if you leave an area for more than a few minutes. Use daylighting when appropriate.
Computers and their peripherals: Turn computers and accessories off at the end of the workday, including monitors, scanners and printers.
Program Success: Saving Energy and Saving Money
At the October 15, 2013 LCPS Board of Education meeting are, left to right, LCPS Associate Superintendent for Operations Dane Kennon, Columbia Elementary School Assistant Principal Michael Chaires, Vista Middle School Principal Wendi Hammond, Oñate High School Principal David Day, Professional Development Center Director Dr. Thea Hand and Board of Education President Dr. Connie Phillips.
LCPS has received $52,811 for its second year of energy efficiency projects as part of El Paso Electric’s SCORE® Plus Program. The total is based on rebates received because of energy reduction and savings at four schools – University Hills and Sunrise elementaries and Picacho and Sierra middle schools – and the newly renovated LCPS Professional Development Center…read the news release.
Sonoma Elementary, Picacho Middle School, Mayfield High School Win First Ever LCPS Outstanding Energy Conservation Awards
Left to right are LCPS Energy Conservation Specialist Jim Mulhauser, Picacho Middle School Assistant Principals Gerald Drake and Dr. Renee Garcia, Mayfield High School Assistant Principal Fred Steele and Principal Jo Beth Hawk, Sonoma Elementary School Principal Wendi Hammond and LCPS Energy Conservation Specialist Sean Barham.