You can learn more on how your school uses energy on a daily basis by applying for a Bright Energy Solutions® Targeted Energy Audit Program. A team of energy engineers will conduct the cost-shared energy audit that will include analysis of heating and cooling systems, lighting, and structural elements such as roofing and building envelopes.
Schools will pay 50 percent of the audit fee, up to $5,000. The school is eligible for a reimbursement of the balance 50 percent audit fee upon completion of all measures recommended in the audit, with a simple payback of two years or less.
Applications will determine eligibility measured by achieving a 75 or less ENERGY STAR benchmark score and proof of financial capability to meet the cost-sharing criteria.
Install low-flow shower heads and aerated faucets to conserve water and save energy on water heating.
Keep your oven door closed when baking. Every time you open the oven door, the temperature can drop 25 degrees.
For oven cooking, use the lowest temperature setting possible and preheat the oven to the exact temperature required.
When cooking on range tops, cover pots and pants; foods will cook more efficiently and the kitchen will stay cooler in the summer.