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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!
Across the country, heat waves abound. In our homes, I’m sure we all feel the effects with our monthly energy bill skyrocketing. Similarly, schools feel the effects in their energy usage and costs as HVAC systems are working overtime to keep students and staff cool.
Energy is top of mind in the summer months, but school facilities’ energy usage should be evaluated regularly, not just during the Summer. Why?
2) As a facilities leader, you know the condition of facilities has a huge impact on the teaching and learning environment. Energy impacts comfort in the classroom, including air quality, temperature, etc.
As schools and districts look to cut energy usage and costs and improve the classroom environment, the key is data. Your monthly usage and bill does not show trends or unusual spikes. Benchmarking and trend data are critical to better manage your energy usage. By tracking energy usage at a more granular level, schools know where they’ve been to better know where they should go. Below are just some examples of what you can do with this data, available through an energy tracking and management solution.
Information leads to knowledge and knowledge leads to wisdom, but the first step is collecting the energy data already available at your institution. Energy tracking software can help as well as other new initiatives and data techniques. School Business Affairs’ article, Big Data for Energy Efficiency and District Administration’s article, Schools build for the future provide additional tips.
But let’s get back to the importance of this - the mission of our schools and how you as a
Register for our upcoming webinar, Healthy and Safe Schools: Impact on the Learning Environment, presented by facilities management expert Jim Whittaker as he discusses how to address the challenge for facilities leaders to protect the school environment.