Chatham County School District, NC Energy Conservation and Management

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Chatham County School District, NC, US

Type: Policy

Status: Adopted on 1/16/96

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Policy Code: 4120 Energy Conservation and Management

All school district employees and students will be diligent in their efforts to conserve resources and to prevent the wasteful loss of energy. Appropriate means and methods of energy conservation will be employed to minimize energy consumption, including but not limited to the design and operation of buildings, equipment, and vehicles. All school district employees and students will share in the responsibility for the successful implementation of energy programs. The board specifically adopts the following energy conservation and management guidelines:

1. The board and superintendent will employ appropriate staff and contractors whose assigned responsibilities include the development and implementation of energy conservation programs;

2. Architectural and engineering design guidelines developed by the facilities department will include specific criteria for enhancing the energy efficiency of facilities. Designers for new building and major renovation projects will conform to the design guidelines issued by the school district. Designers will be required to demonstrate that their designs are in conformance with these guidelines to the satisfaction of the professional staff of the energy management department;

3. Project budgets will include quality energy-efficient facilities and equipment which meet or exceed the performance criteria established in the school district's architectural and engineering design guidelines;

4. Budget requests for the operation and maintenance of existing facilities will include adequate funds to maintain and enhance the operating efficiency of buildings, building systems, and related equipment;

5. An energy analysis will be performed by the energy management staff at appropriate intervals after completion of new building and major renovations to compare actual consumption to consumption estimates projected by design consultants. This data will be used to further improve energy designs for future projects.

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