Implementing energy efficiency measures and using energy efficient technologies, schools can easily reduce their energy bills by 10-30% on average. Also, with simple changes in behavior, a reduction in the schools energy usage can be achieved quickly and easily.
If you’re looking to improve the student performance, increase learning and comfort, energy efficiency is a great start. Energy-efficient upgrades can decrease energy without negative impacts to student learning.
Example: Replacing a fluorescent lights with a LED’s, a facility can reduce its energy consumption by 30%.
Lower your energy bill equals more money to pay for upgrades that would enhance the health and quality of learning for the faculty and students.
On average, K-12 schools spend more on energy bills than on computers and textbooks combined.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy
The Hawaii Energy program has been working with the Department of Education since the inception of the program. We have processed over 200 rebate payments totaling over $1.9 M in incentives
- kWh savings: 11,229,045
- kW savings: 1,797
Kaimuki High School
Lighting Rebate: $44,731
Annual Energy Savings: 363,940 kWh
Annual Bill Saving: over $74,000/year
Punahou Grades 2-5 Community
Lighting Rebate: $5,262
HVAC Rebate: $23,275
Annual Bill Saving: $16,742
Conduct an energy audit. Knowledge is power. Knowing how much energy your school is using and the areas that need the most attention is a great start in your energy saving strategy.