Students at Empire Elementary School in Carson City, Nevada, created a 2-minute public service announcement on how staff and students can promote "green" actions at their school. Carson Now reports that the video was created as part of powerED a district-wide energy awareness program for students and staff members. The PSA will be recognized at the powerED and Project ReCharge Year-end Student Recognition event at the Nevada Governor's Mansion on Thursday, May 24th.
The goal of the video was to promote energy-awareness and savings to a broader audience to help the school district save money.
According to a U.S. Department of Energy report, money spent on maintaining a school's energy exceeds the money spent on salaries, supplies and books. Annually, schools spend more than $6 billion on energy alone. This cost could be reduced by 25% with better energy-saving initiatives.
In 2016, Carson City School District received an energy audit of 16 buildings. The audit resulted in a $6 million energy project that included LED lighting retrofits. Following the implementation of the energy performance initiatives, the District had improved energy and operational performance, as well as over $360,000 in total annual savings, and a utility cost savings of 16.1%.
Republic Energy Services completed an energy audit and lighting retrofit for Bishop Gorman High School in Nevada. The results were 73% savings in annual energy and a 29% ROI. Learn more about Bishop Gorman and other lighting projects by visiting our case studies page.
Read the full article on the Carson City School District and watch the PSA from Empire Elementary School here.
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