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In 2005 I was hired by SchoolDude as a Client Adviser. Growing up in the tech support and implementation side of the business, I gained a unique appreciation for the challenges and opportunities facing facility operations professionals at schools. In 2009 the Dude created a Success Management team, where I was fortunate to lead a small team responsible for engaging clients, assessing their opportunities, and helping to maximize their investment. In 2012 started wearing two big hats - Community Engagement Manager and Chief Data Dude. Today I'm very excited to be managing our Client Support team. My passion lies in leading this team of legendary support professionals, connecting peers in SchoolDude Nation, creating a valuable Community experience, and telling stories with data that inspire success in Facility Operations.
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With energy conservation being such a hot topic in schools today and the constant increase in utility prices, reducing your energy consumption, even in small ways, can make a big difference. St. Helena Unified School District in CA realizes this and has made a difference in its district and community!
Brian Clark, maintenance specialist and energy manager for the district, made a commitment over the past year to cut the district’s energy costs. With a conservation program focused on faculty education and mechanical changes, he has been able to reduce electric and natural gas consumption 5-7% in the last 18 months.
He hopes to increase that percentage even further in the next year by getting students involved. To learn how his district reduced energy consumption and their future plans, view the full article in the St. Helena Star.
St. Helena Unified School District is a SchoolDude client and currently uses UtilityDirect, SchoolDude’s energy tracking and management solution, to assist with its energy tracking and management efforts.
To learn how UtilityDirect can help with the development of an energy management program and ensure you master the first(and most important) step, tracking your data, read the whitepaper: Reducing Energy Consumption in K-12 Schools.