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Best Practices Community You are not alone! As a part of the Dude Nation, you can gain knowledge, insight and context from your peers. Utilize our Community, from the comfort of your computer, to understand how the best performing institutions are …

Author: Lindsay Burns
Community Recognition Program
  • 5/7/2015
Community Recognition Program

We're excited to announce the release of the SchoolDude Community Recognition Program, which recognizes and rewards Community participation and contributions to Discussions, Blogs, and Ideas!   Win SchoolDude swag coupons and even a …

Author: Jed DeGroote

To help evaluate their facility usage processes and learn about areas in which they can improve, Sandra Lente from Albuquerque Public Schools turned to the Dude Data Dashboard for help.  Albuquerque recently implemented SchoolDude’s facility usage …

Author: Sam Zippin

It is hard to know how well your buildings are performing based on the energy they are consuming. There is not one single formula or method for figuring out and understanding how to measure this, but there is one that has been around for awhile. Measuring a building’s Energy Use Intensity or EUI, is a great way to start. A Building’s EUI is made up of its KBTU per square foot. The KBTU is basically all of the building’s energy use converted to a common unit and stands for 1,000 British Thermal Units. This can be electricity (KWH), natural gas, (Therms, MCF, CCF), propane (Gallons), or others that can be converted to KBTU, but non-energy items such as water and trash cannot. It is still important to be good stewards of these utilities, but they do not factor into a building’s EUI. By combining all of the energy units to one common unit, you can compare one building’s EUI to another, like sized building...

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