[Chris Munro]


1. Install programmable thermostats.
You will be delighted with the savings a simple upgrade like a programmable thermostat will yield. No more forgetting to turn the air conditioning off. Best of all, you can determine the temperature you desire for each room. With a lockable thermostat you don't have to worry about somebody resetting the thermostat. Evening and weekend setbacks occur when you program them to occur. A typical programmable thermostat costs about $100 and can pay for itself in one heating/cooling season. Installation is usually simple, but should be done professionally for insurance and building code reasons.

2. Install energy saving lighting.
Incandescent lighting is much more expensive to operate than fluorescent lighting. Keep fixtures and reflectors clean. De-lamp in areas which do not require lighting. Use timers where possible. Illuminate your spaces efficiently.

3. Install Energy Star rated appliances.
Everything from copiers to clothes dryers is Energy Star rated. Buy or lease but replace with Energy Star rated electrical equipment for maximum energy savings. Keep them clean and well-maintained. Clogged vents and dirty filters make equipment run longer and use more energy. Older equipment will make your energy costs soar.

4. Install on demand water heating.
Why keep a 400 hundred gallon tank of water hot all the time? Install on demand hot water heaters in bathrooms and wash up areas. That way you just heat the water you use. If you absolutely must keep the old hot water heaters, see if you can shut them off when not in use. Keeping water hot 24/7 is a major portion of your energy costs.

Bethany Beatty pd.1

[[file://localhost/*I found a list of ideas for schools and other big buildings on how to save on electric bill costs, water, heating, just saving energy in general, etc. Its pretty big but consists of a lot of information:possible ideas. http/::www.peninsula.wednet.edu:cons|*I found a list of ideas for schools and other big buildings on how to save on electric bill costs, water, heating, just saving energy in general, etc. Its pretty big but consists of a lot of information/possible ideas. ]]
*This website at the bottom of the first page, under high school lesson plans, has different links itself on how to save energy in school buildings and what they’re doing in Texas. http://www.infinitepower.org/lessonplans.htm
*This shares ideas and how the University of Toledo is saving energy and changing its school into an alternative energy school. It also has a lot of links on how other schools are burning biodiesel in Pennsylvania, unveilings of plug-in hybrid school buses, etc. http://www.environmentalleader.com/2009/02/27/ut-considers-alternative-energy-school/

Martha Keener, Jessica Huey, Justine Kaza Pd.1

Fight the Light
  • If your going to be out of the room for more then 5 minutes, turn out the light. Use Fluorescent light bulbs.
Don't Leave things turned on
  • When appliances are not being used turn them off.
Its a matter of degrees
  • Make sure the thermostat is set at the right temperature for the weather.
Dont Heat or Cool The great outdoors
  • Close the curtains on cold rainy days to keep the cold air out.
In the Bathroom
  • Fix leaky faucets, get a toilet that has a special flush handle. (up for one duty and down for the other, to save water)
In the kitchen/cafeteria, Get motion censored lights that turn on when you enter the bathroom get motion censored water faucets.
  • Fill up two sides of the sink instead of using the dishwasher to save water, use microwave or stove to heat up or defrost small amounts of food, do not keep the refrigerator door open, try not to use an old refrigerator.
Shocking news about Batteries
  • Turn off items that use batteries.
Most of the information we have above we thought of by ourselves and did not have a site for.