Implementing energy efficiency measures and using energy efficient technologies, schools can easily reduce their energy bills by 10-30% on average. Also, with simple changes in behavior, a reduction in the schools energy usage can be achieved quickly and easily.
If you’re looking to improve the student performance, increase learning and comfort, energy efficiency is a great start. Energy-efficient upgrades can decrease energy without negative impacts to student learning.
Example: Replacing a fluorescent lights with a LED’s, a facility can reduce its energy consumption by 30%.
Lower your energy bill equals more money to pay for upgrades that would enhance the health and quality of learning for the faculty and students.
On average, K-12 School Spend more on energy bills than on Computers and textbooks combined.
-US Department of Energy
The Hawai‘i Energy program has been working with the Department of Education since the inception of the program. We have processed over 200 rebate payments totaling over $1.9 M in incentives
- kWh savings: 11,229,045
- kW savings: 1,797
Kaimuki High School
Lighting Rebate: $44,731
Annual Energy Savings: 363,940 kWh
Annual Bill Saving: over $74,000/year
Punahou Grades 2-5 Community
Lighting Rebate: $5,262
HVAC Rebate: $23,275
Annual Bill Saving: $16,742
Conduct an energy audit. Knowledge is power. Knowing how much energy your school is using and the areas that need the most attention is a great start in your energy saving strategy.