Guide to Reducing Energy Consumption in Educational Institutions
Educational facilities are recognizing that students and employees expect them to be an active part of the global energy sustainability solution. Doing so not only supports the environment and saves money — it attracts the best students and staff. Despite the compelling reasons to act and clear momentum in the education sector, many organizations find that implementing an energy program is a difficult challenge. Why? In many cases, the answer is simply: No one knows where to begin.
The fact is an organization can begin almost anywhere — from retrofits to behavioral programs. But everyone must begin with a baseline. If your organization wants to save energy, it’s important that everyone becomes aware of the energy consumption they are responsible for. Simple changes in behavior can quickly lead to significant energy savings, but such changes will only happen if people are aware of the energy consumption they have the power to control. Education is key.