Energy Management Tips


Hallways and Corridors

  • Turn on hallway and corridor lights no more than 5 minutes before students arrive
  • Turn OFF hallway and corridor lights as soon as the last student leaves

Energy ManagementClassrooms, Offices, and Other

  • If you are leaving a room for more than 5 minutes, turn off the lights.
  • Use cafeteria lights ONLY during lunch
  • Remove bulbs from accent lights whose purpose is for looks only.
  • Remove bulbs in areas that seem to be over-lit.

Other Recommendations

  • Utilize natural (sun) light whenever possible
  • If possible, turn off hallway and corridor lights during class
  • Remove bulbs from accent lights whose purpose is for looks only and in areas that seem to be over-lit
  • Use lamps with compact fluorescent light bulbs instead of ceiling fixtures
  • Strategically plan after-school daycare in elementary schools so that only the lights in areas used are on


Exterior Doors and Windows

  • DO NOT Prop open exterior doors and windows for any reason

Schedule Changes

  • All schedule changes should be submitted to Bobby Kelly via COMFORTZONE at least 24 hrs in advance

Other Recommendations

  • Be sure ALL heat producing appliances are kept away from the thermostat (computer, monitor, etc)
  • Be sure there is nothing in front of/adjacent to your thermostat, preventing the air from circulating past it.
  • Be sure there is not a vent blowing directly onto your thermostat.
  • Have coaches use dryers for wet uniforms instead of hanging in lockers (will prevent condensation, mold and bad odors).
  • Personal appliances should be removed from the classroom

Personal Appliances

  • All personal appliances should be removed from classrooms and offices (refrigerators, personal heaters, coffee makers
  • ***Exception: Refrigerators may be used when needed for curriculum or medical purposes.

Technology Equipment

  • Turn off technology equipment in classrooms, offices, computer labs and workrooms anytime they are not in use.
  • ***Exception: 2009 Lexmark Update copiers and printers should remain plugged in and turned on

Weekends and Long Breaks

  • Unplug all plug loads that are plugged into “easily accessible” outlets.

Lamps and Fans

  • Lamps and fans may be used
  • Use only CFL bulbs; DO NOT use incandescent bulbs


Gym Lights

  • Use gym lights as little as possible

Stadium Lights

  • Turn on stadium lights no more than 1 hour before the start of an event
  • Turn OFF stadium lights within 1 hour of the event’s conclusion (or as soon as it is safe to do so)

Field Houses and Concession Stands

  • Be sure all athletic field houses and concession stands are properly closed (night, weekends, long breaks, off-seasons)
  • Be sure all athletic field houses and concession stands are properly winterized during cold month