Presentation on theme: "Dearness Conservation Conservation in the School."— Presentation transcript:
Dearness Conservation Conservation in the School
Conservation Energy Conservation Water Use Reduction Waste Reduction Conservation of the Environment
Where does the money go? Next to salaries, utility costs are the largest expense a school board has. More is spent on energy than on computers and books.
Energy Conservation By buying only ENERGY STAR qualified products over the next 15 years, energy bills would shrink by more than $100 billion.
Energy Conservation More energy is required to power home electronics in the “off” mode than when in use. Every kWh of electricity you avoid using saves about 1 1/2 pounds of CO 2 from being pumped into the atmosphere.
Energy Conservation 60% of a school’s electricity consumption comes from lighting. Lighting expenses can be reduced 30-40% by turning off lights in unoccupied rooms.
Energy Conservation On a sunny day, open the drapes or blinds and use natural light where possible in the classroom.
Energy Conservation Good Idea – turn off lights when you leave the room. Better Idea – replace light bulbs with higher efficiency ones. Incandescent with fluorescent, T12s with T8s.
Energy Conservation Best Idea – Replace the light bulbs and turn off lights when you leave the room.
Energy Conservation Consider using motion sensors in the classroom.