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ERIC Number: ED511652
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Reduce Operating Costs with an EnergySmart School Project
US Department of Energy
Energy costs are a school district's second highest expenditure after personnel. Public schools currently spend more than $8 billion per year for energy. School energy expenditures rose, on average, 20 percent per year between 2000 and 2002--and the costs continue to rise. Natural gas prices alone increased 14 percent annually between 2003 and 2006. Improving a school's energy efficiency doesn't have to cost millions. In fact, schools can cut their energy expenses by 5 to 20 percent simply by efficiently managing and operating physical plants. This holds true regardless of the age of a school building. This paper offers tips for improving a school's energy efficiency.
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: US Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy