Schools Re-evaluate How to Track and Manage Energy Usage

on Feb 12, 2013

WHAT: Sustainable Jersey is hosting two webinars highlighting tools schools can use to track and manage their energy consumption and also use school facilities as learning laboratories to teach students about conservation. Participants will review energy management and tracking tools and learn from case studies presented by New Jersey school administrators that have implemented these programs and approaches.


WHEN & HOW:
Part 1: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 1:00 – 2:30 pm
On-Line Webinar: REGISTER HERE
Part 2: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 1:00 -- 2:30 pm
On-Line Webinar: REGISTER HERE

PROGRAM: Speakers will include:

  • School District Representatives: Bill Balicki, Holmdel School District, Connie Corielle, Franklin Township School District, Joshua Loveland, Neptune School District, Mariel O’Brien, Somerset Hills School District and John Samuel, Kingsway Regional School District
  • Caterina Hatcher, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Fairlie Firari, TRC, New Jersey Clean Energy Program
  • Brad Hunter, SchoolDude.com
  • Gary Markowitz, Kilojolts Consulting Group
  • Lynn Sutcliffe, EnergySolve
  • Tony O’Donnell, Sustainable Jersey

WHY: Each March, New Jersey school districts have to present an itemized budget. It’s a stressful time when hard decisions are made regarding shrinking resources. Although energy costs continue to rise, this line item is a controllable element in a school’s annual budget when energy conservation and efficiency projects are implemented. And for finding savings, energy costs are a good place for a school district to look. One of the best ways to determine whether a school is using energy efficiently is to compare its performance to that of similar buildings—a process known as benchmarking. These webinars will help school districts track their energy usage and implement programs to engage students and staff.

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