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I've worked on the marketing team at SchoolDude since 2013. I currently am the Public K-12 Marketing Manager and serve the Public K-12 market with helpful resources and trends that can help them in their day-to-day work. I work closely with the sales organization and several other departments to ensure clients and the public have a clear understanding of what SchoolDude does and the benefits our solutions provide to educational institutions. It’s exciting to work in marketing everyday and see clients succeed and schools benefit from using SchoolDude. I grew up in Virginia and graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Business- Wahoowa!
As we thought about a good topic related to school, college and district operations, we kept coming back to issues many Maintenance and Technology leaders alike have been mentioning – with the technology growth in labs, classrooms and even BYOD initiatives came an equal and reactive rise in energy consumption. So the question became: How much energy is your technology using?
The growing trend in technology has created additional energy costs schools have not seen before. An estimated 10% to 15% of electricity used can be attributed to electronic devices. Our clients tell us the technology trends in their schools include:
For firsthand tips on how to better monitor and manage this trend and ensure when it comes to technology assets, you know what the impact will be; peer district leaders shared their experiences. Leo Brehm, Director of IT at Newton Public Schools in Massachusetts, and Dan Caley, Director of Facilities at Rogers Public Schools in Arkansas, provided both the IT Department’s perspective and Maintenance/Energy Department’s perspective.
What were their key points? They provided tips on how to:
Want to hear more from Leo and Dan? Watch the webcast recording today!
To see more resources from peer districts and universities, check out these resources from SchoolDude.