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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......
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
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