Energy management in schools can play a vital role in reducing operating costs and improving classroom productivity. School districts in the United States spend approximately $12 billion per year on energy bills with one-third of this amount being wasted due to inefficient building operation and behaviors (DOE). Advancements in sensor technology combined with improved communications (IoT) now enables proactive energy management and controls. This session will focus on specific case studies where schools leverage data analytics and controls to drive energy and cost savings while engaging all stakeholders in the schools to make smart energy decisions. The session will highlight the use of energy monitoring for conservation measures as well as specifics on how intelligent distribution panels with controls can simplify and lower energy costs. Lessons from these schools can apply to hospitals, offices, any intensely occupied building.
BENYC-1824: AIA 1.0 LU/HSW; BPI 1.0; GBCI BD+C, O+M 1.0 hour