Energy Suggestions from YOU...
→Free E-waste pick up for your schools!! Call PG&E they have stickers for all light switches. Your city water company can do a free evaluation and replace toilets with low flow ones. Also have kids dump the left over water from their liquids into a organic garden bed. Any questions, call me. I will help you!! United Recycling - Sunny Brawley -recycling consultant firstname.lastname@example.org
→Make sure to turn of lights at all times regardless if you have an automatic shut off. - Author Unknown
→At Brock Elliott School there is a drink machine in an exterior corridor that runs 24/7 and the light can be seen from the street at night. I thought that in the past (practices) that elementary sites were not allowed to keep those drink machines for students to have access. (?) It seems that would be violating some district energy conservation plan. I am a neighbor of this school and recent teacher retiree. – John Bakmas
Conservation Program Saving Energy Dollars
Manteca Unified School District has achieved over $3,315,501.00 in avoided costs in 24 months since forming a strategic alliance with Energy Education, Inc. (EEI), a national energy conservation company. The District's energy consumption has been reduced by 31%; this is equivalent to taking 1100 cars off the local roads or planting 156,764 trees in our community. As a result of the collective efforts of everyone, the District is now eligible for the......
"ENERGY STAR 2012
Partner of the Year Award"
Efficiency and Conservation Are Different but Related
The terms energy conservation and energy efficiency have two distinct definitions. There are many things we can do to use less energy (conservation) and use it more wisely (efficiency).
Energy conservation is any behavior that results in the use of less energy. Turning the lights off when you leave the room and recycling aluminum cans are both ways of conserving energy.
Energy efficiency is the use of technology that requires less energy to perform the same function. A compact fluorescent light bulb that uses less energy than an incandescent bulb to produce the same amount of light is an example of energy efficiency. However, the decision to replace an incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent is an act of energy conservation.
U.S. Department of Energy