Educate yourself. Learn to conserve. Improve school efficiency through reducing energy costs.
Wisconsin schools have considerable opportunity to reduce energy consumption and district energy costs. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, as much as 30 percent of a district’s total energy may be used inefficiently or unnecessarily. To better use tax payer dollars and resources, take steps to conserve energy, improve efficiency, enhance performance, and create a better learning environment for students and staff.
Installing energy-efficient lighting, heating, ventilation, and commercial kitchen equipment, are all ways to help reduce school energy costs. Focus on Energy offers both custom and prescriptive incentives for efficiency projects in schools. These incentives are designed to help reduce capital cost of equipment and implement energy projects that, due to scarce budget resources, may have otherwise been unattainable.
Reward Schools for Energy Saving Behaviors
Delivering Energy Efficiency Together (DEET) rewards schools for energy efficient behavior changes that reduce their energy consumption. Incentives are earned by making energy-smart choices like turning off lights when classrooms and offices are unoccupied and enabling computers’ ‘sleep’ mode when not in use.
DEET provides an opportunity to engage faculty, staff, students, and community members to all work together toward the common goal of energy efficiency. Many small every day changes can add up to significant savings over time. Focus on Energy will help you identify energy saving strategies that work best for your building(s) and will yield the largest energy savings.
- Visit the DEET webpage for more information and how to get started!
Help Support Your Local FFA
Focus on Energy is offering a unique fall fundraising opportunity to Wisconsin FFA Chapters. Members of participating chapters can sell engine block heater timers to local agricultural producers during the fall and keep 100% of the funds raised. Engine block heaters are commonly used in cold climates to warm engines prior to start up. The benefits of using a timer include easier engine start up, reduced engine wear, and improved air quality.
- Visit the FFA Fundraiser webpage for more information and how to participate!
Save Energy. Smarter.
Find a local Energy Advisor to determine what technologies are best for your buildings. For general questions, contact an AgSG Representative at 888.947.7828 to get started.
- Focus on Upgrades: Project Planning Factsheet