Somerset County Public Schools strives to ensure energy and natural resources conservation while exercising sound financial management. We maintain accurate records of energy consumption and cost of energy and provide information on the goals and progress of the energy conservation program. Principals are accountable for energy management on his/her campus with energy audits being conducted and conservation program outlines being updated. Judicious use of the various energy systems of each campus is the joint responsibility of the principal, maintenance person, and head custodian to ensure that an efficient energy posture is maintained on a daily basis. All district personnel are expected to contribute to energy efficiency in our district. Every person is expected to be an “energy saver” as well as an “energy consumer.”
We have just completed the 120th month (10 years) of our energy savings program. For the period April 2008 through March 2018,
Our schools have saved a total of $3,380,584
or 31.6% in cost avoidance. For the month of March 2018, schools saved $15,654 or 17.3% in cost avoidance. Since April 2008, we have saved approximately 26,403,469 kilowatt hours (KWH) of electricity. Currently, a kilowatt-hour cost approximately $0.1186.
These results would not have been possible without the help and cooperation of many people. A special thanks to the Maintenance Department for their daily efforts to keep each building running as efficiently as possible. To those administrators and staff members who have consistently tried to help conserve and save, THANK YOU!!