Energy Management





District Responsibilities

·         Every person is expected to be an “energy saver.”

·         The teacher is responsible for implementing the energy guidelines during the time that he/she is present in the classroom.

·         The custodian is responsible for control of the common areas, i.e. halls, cafeteria, etc.

·         The principal is responsible for the total energy usage of his/her building.

·         The energy manager is responsible for either directly or indirectly making adjustments to the District’s Energy Management System (EMS), including temperature settings and run times for HVAC and other controlled equipment.


What can you do on a DAILY basis to conserve energy?

·         Turn off your room lights.  Don’t leave lights on when no one is in the room.  Rely on natural light whenever appropriate.

·         Turn off your computer, monitor, local printer and speakers at the end of each day.  Remember, logging off is not the same as shutting down.  

·         Close your door.  Whenever air conditioning or heating is in use, keep doors and windows closed.  

·         Make sure air vents are not blocked by furniture or other obstructions.

·         Dress for the weather.  Warm clothes in winter, lighter clothes in spring.

·         Limit use of plug-ins such as heaters, fans, coffee makers, mini-refrigerators, etc.

If you have any questions regarding energy conservation or the OUSD energy policy, please contact the Energy Manager:

Andrew Durrett