MISD Saves Energy Dollars
As the nation celebrates Energy Awareness Month in October, Midlothian ISD celebrates a $327,349 savings from June 2011 to August 2012. This was achieved through the district's innovative energy management program to control the cost of every kilowatt-hour consumed, maintain energy-using systems, and secure support at the campus level. View energy-saving tips [PDF]
Energy Star Challenge
In a positive step toward reducing energy use, Midlothian ISD has taken the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR Challenge. The goal is to improve the energy efficiency of America's commercial and industrial buildings by 10 percent or more.
"It's win-win for us to save energy and improve the bottom line," said Craig Carpenter, MISD Energy Manager. "The ENERGY STAR challenge will provide additional tools and resources to identify areas for energy efficiency improvements."
The district has a comprehensive Energy Management program to control the cost of every kilowatt-hour consumed, maintain energy-using systems in peak condition, and secure support at the campus level. The district tracks building energy use to calculate the financial impact of its energy efficiency efforts, allowing officials to identify consumption issues and revise its procurement strategy. This initiative has saved the district $151,635 since June 2011.
Every dollar Saved on energy is A dollar saved for education!
Midlothian ISD has partnered with Energy Education, Inc. to help the district’s efforts to conserve energy and save dollars that can be redirected back into the classroom to support education.
Craig Carpenter, MISD Energy Manager, oversees the program to ensure that energy-saving practices are in place and adjusts plans as necessary. Through a comprehensive energy education program, MISD staff and students are also educated on how to save energy in all areas of consumption.
For more information contact Craig Carpenter at (972) 775-8174, ext. 1197.
Do You Know How Much Energy You Use in a Day?
In 2010, each person in the United States used an average of 868,500 British thermal units (Btu) per day. A Btu is a common energy unit equal to the amount of energy that comes from burning one wooden kitchen match.
So in one day, a single person uses about as much energy as:
- 868,500 matches or about half a tank of gasoline (7 gallons), or
- 100 watt incandescent light bulb lit for 24 hours per day for 106 days (255 Kilowatt hours of electricity)
Cumulative District Cost Savings Report [PDF; Updated: Mar. 2013]
Cumulative L.A. Mills Administration Cost Savings Report [PDF; Updated: Mar. 2013]
School Board Report [PDF, Updated: Nov. 2012)
Energy Awareness Resources
Vampire Energy [PDF]