ERIC Number: ED418575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Dec-27
Reference Count: N/A
School District Energy Conservation Activities. R-96-J-2.
New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany. Div. of Management Audit.
To help New York's State Department of Education assess public school districts' energy conservation activities, the results of an audit of school districts' energy conservation activities are presented. The audit shows that most school districts have made some efforts toward energy conservation and that the Department does provide some assistance to the school districts in this area. However, school districts have the opportunity to achieve significant savings by pursuing additional energy conservation improvements, and it is recommended that the Department of Education and the school districts work together to develop a comprehensive and coordinated approach toward conserving energy. This objective becomes more important in light of the Department's goal of ensuring that resources are used in ways that achieve maximum cost-effectiveness at the State, regional, and local levels. Currently, school districts do not take an organized structural approach toward identifying energy conservation needs, although some school districts have attempted to improve energy conservation by entering into energy performance contracts. Some school districts would like the Department to establish a process for sharing energy conserving experiences and approaches among school districts, especially because resources are limited. Appendix A presents nine recommendations, with agreements to these in Appendix B. Exhibit A lists 36 school districts included in the survey. Exhibit B is a summary of district energy costs per square foot. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany. Div. of Management Audit.
Identifiers: New York