Schools save money by cutting energy waste

For many public schools, deciding to track their energy performance is fairly straightforward. As Steve Lund, Energy Manager for Albert Lea Area Schools explains, “after staff, utilities are your next biggest cost.” Those big energy bills also present a big opportunity to find some real savings.

How much energy do our schools use?

Resilient schools help cut waste out of our energy system while providing a more efficient and healthy learning space for our students and teachers, all while supporting local businesses. But in order to make your school building more resilient, you have to understand how it’s currently performing. Benchmarking energy usage is the simple, yet critical, first step toward understanding the strengths and weaknesses of our school buildings.

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Minnesota Partners Collaborate on Energy Code Compliance

The MECCC has recently launched a website to be a resource to code officials, buildings, and contractors who are working to implement everything from slight upgrades in wall and roof insulation and windows, to some bigger jumps in commercial lighting, HVAC and duct efficiencies, and residential envelope air tightness.