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Read the first LCPS Energy Education news release about Sean and Jim: “Energy Ed Specialists Hope To Save LCPS Millions.”

Program Objectives

  • 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:

    • Lighting
    • HVAC
    • Water
    • Occupancy Patterns
    • Athletic Programs
    • Little, tiny LED lights on your speakers and VCRs

TLC – Thermostats, Lights, and Computers

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.

See the flyer.

Program Success: Saving Energy and Saving Money

LCPS Passes $4 Million in Energy Savings

In The News

BTW, Mesa, Centennial, CrossRoads Win Energy Awards

Energy 300Receiving their traveling awards (they are recycled trophies) for the energy savings at their schools at the March 18, 2014 Board of Education meeting are, left to right, Mesa Middle School Principal Gabriel Jacquez, Booker T. Washington Elementary School Principal Julieta Marta, CrossRoads Principal Denise “Dash” Ashby and, standing in for Centennial High School Principal Michael Montoya, LCPS Energy Conservation Specialist Jim Mulhauser.

Columbia E.S., Vista M.S., Oñate Win Conservation Awards

Energy Saved 2At 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 Receives $53,000 from El Paso Electric for Energy Efficiency

SCORE-722LCPS 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.

LCPS Gets State Green Award

Las Cruces Public Schools is the first school district in New Mexico to be recognized by the New Mexico State Environment Department (NMED) as a bronze level member of the Green Zia Environmental Leadership Program (GZELP). Board of Education President Dr. Connie Phillips received the award on behalf of the school district at the board’s May 21, 2013 meeting.


Sonoma Elementary, Picacho Middle School, Mayfield High School Win First Ever LCPS Outstanding Energy Conservation Awards

Sonoma E.S., Picacho M.S., Mayfield Win 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.

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