Schools throughout the District are finding ways to conserve thanks to a proactive JSD ‘Energy Team,’ created just over four years ago. The ‘Energy Team’ is constantly looking for ways to conserve and cut down on the use of electricity, natural gas and water in our schools and buildings.
The ‘Energy Team’ has helped the District save $5.2 million dollars in energy costs since 2015.
One member of the team focuses his time on energy conservation education, visiting 5th grade classrooms throughout the District teaching students about ways to conserve.
Lighting control upgrades that automatically turn off lights are making a big difference, along with teachers and custodians paying greater attention to energy efficiencies.
It is all adding up to big savings. For example in the 2017-18 school year the District saved:
- $1,031,696 in Electricity Costs
- $304,654 in Natural Gas Costs
- $231,111 in Water Costs