Shrinking budgets, saving energyPosted: August 19, 2011
“Schools, once known as energy wasters, are embracing conservation in increasing numbers. A desire to practice the environmentally friendly principles discussed in classrooms has been heightened by soaring energy costs and tighter budgets,” says a recent article in the New York Times. According to the article, schools across the country are turning off lights, unplugging electronic devices, installing energy-efficient equipment, and upgrading lighting and heating and cooling systems. Some districts are even appointing official “energy managers” to inspect schools for energy waste.
To my knowledge, Dallas ISD has no “official” plan or initiative in place to cut energy costs by practicing responsible energy consumption. Is your individual campus doing anything to lower energy consumption? Tell us about it!