Although energy costs account for only 2% to 4% of school expenditures, they impact about 16% of controllable operational costs. Energy is one of the few expenses that you can reduce without negatively impacting classroom instruction. By implementing energy-efficient operations and maintenance strategies and incorporating efficient equipment into retrofits, your school can generate substantial energy cost savings while improving the physical environment of educational facilities.
A comprehensive energy audit is the first step in setting a strategy for reaching energy efficiency objectives. An energy aduit by trusted, third-party typically includes detailed assessment evaluating not only classrooms and facilities, but also kitchens, meeting rooms, and laundry facilities, etc. Based on a site visit by an experienced facility expert, an energy audit delivers insight specific to the building, guests needs, environment and utility provider