ERIC Number: ED428507
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Energy Efficiency for Florida Educational Facilities: The 1996 Energy Survey of Florida Schools. Final Report.
Callahan, Michael P.; Parker, Danny S.; Dutton, Wanda L.; McIlvaine, Janet E. R.
Florida has recently completed a survey of energy use and related physical and operational characteristics of the state's public schools. This report presents results from 1,298 surveys received (680 providing matching utility data) revealing that total energy costs for the Florida school system totaled $205 million in 1995. Other data show that floor area and number of students influenced energy use, schools with light colored roofs used 7 percent less annual energy, classrooms with windows used 18 percent less energy than those without windows, schools using predominantly packaged cooling equipment rather than central chillers used 24 percent less energy, facilities with ceiling fans in classrooms substantially reduced energy needs and higher cooling set point temperatures, and schools with operable windows which could be opened for ventilation showed 12 percent lower energy use. This document provides the study objectives, data collection methods and design, the tabulation of results, and the analysis of the data. Appendices provide a sample completed survey, the survey statistics and frequencies by school type, and the EUI (Energy Use Index) ranking of all schools. (Contains 35 references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Air Conditioning, Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Audits, Energy Conservation, Heating, Public Schools, School Surveys
Web site: http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/~bdac/pubs/CR951
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: Florida Solar Energy Center, Cape Canaveral.
Identifiers - Location: Florida