ERIC Number: ED264656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Put the Heat on Cutting Energy Costs.
Steller, Arthur W.; Pell, Carroll J.
Updating School Board Policies, v16 n9 p1-3 Oct 1985
The school board establishes a commitment to efficient energy management through its policies and budget priorities. Such a policy should include a statement of purpose, assign accountability for improving energy efficiency, and ensure that mandated standards are maintained. To permanently prevent energy waste, a gradual change to a comprehensive goal-oriented program needs to be made that follows basic changes with major capital improvements, including computer-monitored technology. An example of using technology for increasing energy efficiency is the school system of Mercer County, West Virginia. A computer-controlled heating/ventilating/air conditioning (HVAC) system at one of the high schools was installed by Honeywell Controls with monitoring accomplished by a computer in Atlanta, Georgia. Smaller buildings are under contract with a local firm that has installed energy monitoring devices. The school district also received funding from the Federal Assistance Program for financing paneling, retrofitting, insulation, furnace renovation, and installation of thermostats with night set-backs. A list of the management projects and activities currently implemented or planned in Mercer County is provided along with three sources for additional energy conservation information. (MLF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Educational Policies Service.