The district believes that every effort should be made to conserve energy and natural resources. The board believes in this commitment to be beneficial to our students and taxpayers in prudent financial management and the saving of energy. The fulfillment of this policy is the joint responsibility of the Board of Directors, administrators, teachers, students, and support personnel. Cooperation shall be demonstrated on all levels for the success of this policy.
The district will establish an energy conservation program and will maintain accurate records of energy consumption and cost of energy on a monthly basis. An energy analysis will be conducted and reported annually for each facility as defined by the program. Recommendations will be made for updating the energy program. Energy conservation guidelines and procedures will be reviewed by the Board of Directors. Information will be furnished to the board and community on the goals and progress of the district’s energy conservation efforts.
As part of any new construction project or renovation, or upon the purchase or upgrade of energy consuming equipment, the projected energy consumption of the project or equipment and potential costs and benefits derived from additional energy efficiency will be considered and implemented, if financially feasible.
It is the responsibility of the superintendent [or designee] to develop energy conservation guidelines for employees and students. Employees and students will abide by these guidelines.
Reviewed: 11/10; 11/12; 1/14; 2/19
Related Policy (Code #): 700
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): §§ 279.44; 473.19-20 (2013)