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May 17, 2013 -- Not only have Mounds View Public Schools staff and students helped the District to avoid spending more than $3 million in energy costs since partnering with the Schools for Energy Efficiency® (SEE) program in 2008, they've helped the District gain recognition on a national scale by earning several ENERGY STAR® awards in the past five years. Most recently, Mounds View Public Schoolswas recognized with an ENERGY STAR Leader Award for reducing energy use by 30 percent. The national award recognizes improvement in energy performance and environmental leadership.
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. To learn more, please visit www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=about.ab_index.
In total, the District has avoided $3,075,502 in energy costs since energy monitoring with the SEE program began. Energy analysis reports for the first quarter of the 2012-2013 school year show that $625,301 in energy costs were avoided from July 1, 2012, to March 31, 2013.
Year 5 (7/1/12 - 3/31/13)
Year 3 (2010-11)
Year 2 (2009-10)
Year 1 (2008-09)
What is the District doing to save energy?
The District's maintenance staff worked with a local mechanical contractor to update mechanical systems and introduce operational and equipment changes District-wide. These changes, along with updates to lighting and heating/cooling systems, made a significant contribution to the energy savings. Behavioral changes also contributed to the District's overall energy savings. To motivate students and staff to become more energy conscious and to encourage changes to daily activities, site-specific Schools for Energy Efficiency® (SEE) coordinators displayed energy awareness campaign materials throughout schools. To learn more about the SEE program, visit www.class5energy.com. To follow the District's energy-saving progress and to receive quarterly reports, please subscribe to the News and Views e-newsletter by visiting www.moundsviewschools.org/enews.