Paul Ramsey – Energy Manager
“Going Green for a Brighter Blue”
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Cleveland City Schools partnered with Cenergistic in June 2009. Working with Cenergistic engineers and experts, Cleveland City Schools has cut expected energy costs and saved more than $6.78 million over the past 12 years. Our program focuses on ensuring comfort for students and teachers while optimizing every energy-using system in the district to save energy — and dollars — for education. Today, Cleveland City Schools has a sustainable energy program that will continue to demonstrate our stewardship of financial and natural resources for generations to come.
Dollars saved to date through the Cleveland City Schools Energy Management program: $6,778,364
Dollars saved in January 2020 through the Cleveland City Schools Energy Management program: $75,165.
Cost Avoidance for January 2020
Cleveland City Schools announced that 9 buildings have earned EPA’s ENERGY STAR Certification. This recognition is presented to the most energy efficient ,uildings in the country.
Buildings earning ENERGY STAR Certification include the Administrative Office Building, Arnold Memorial School, Blythe Bower Elementary, George R. Stuart Elementary, Mayfield Elementary, E.L. Ross Elementary, D.P. Yates Primary School, Cleveland Middle School, and Cleveland High School. To earn ENERGY STAR Certification, buildings must rate in the top 25 percent nationwide for energy efficiency.
Energy Conservation Websites
- TVA Energy Right Solutions
- Energy Savers Guide
- Energy Hog
- ENERGY STAR
- EERE Education
- EERE Lesson Plans
- ENERGY STAR KIDS
- EIA Energy Kids
Things Anyone Can Do To Save Energy at Home or at School
- Be sure that all doors and windows are closed when heating or cooling systems are on.
- Ensure doors between conditioned and non-conditioned spaces remain closed at all times. For example: doors between gyms and hallways, doors between auditorium and halls, doors to mechanical rooms, and all outside doors.
- Look under and around closed doors, if you can see outside, the weather-stripping needs to be replaced, submit a work request to have it fixed.
- Turn off the lights when you leave; this applies to any area, any time, even if it’s just for a few moments. Lights should not be left on in unoccupied areas.
- Be aware of closets, storage rooms, rest rooms, mechanical rooms, and other areas that are not highly occupied. Make sure the lights are off in those areas when they are not in use.
- Gym and athletic field lights should not be left on unless they are being utilized.
- Take a special look at outside lights. (parking lot lights, lights under awnings, security lights, etc) Outside lights should be turned off during the day. Have your administrator submit a work request to have outside lights that you see on during the day turned off.
- When the school is empty of facility users, custodians should only turn on lights in the areas where they are working.
- Make sure that all toilets stop running water shortly after they flush. If water continues to flow, have your administrator submit a work request to have it fixed.
- Check all faucets and make sure they don’t drip when they are turned off. If they continue to drip, have your administrator submit a work request to have it fixed.
- Turn off all unnecessary equipment you use when you are through with it.
EVERYONE MUST BE AN “ENERGY SAVER” AS WELL AS AN “ENERGY USER”