Skip Navigation
Energy Conservation

Energy Conservation

Winter Holidays Energy Conservation Reminder

We have a great opportunity to save substantial amounts of energy and district dollars over the extended break. Please limit the use of your facility, as much as possible, to help ensure the greatest possible energy savings to the district. Remember, utility costs are paid through Part 1 dollars which are the same funds that pays our salaries, as well as, other vital district functions. Please do your part in reducing your site's energy consumption by implementing the following guidelines:

PRINCIPALS/ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

  • Please remind your staff to turn off all electrical appliances not required to remain on during the extended break. Remind them over the P.A. system on the final day prior to the extended break.
  • If your site's HVAC system is controlled via an Energy Management System (EMS), please create a Work Request and for Task Type select "A/C Schedule Change" and the Energy Management Department will reset the hours for your facility.
  • If your site is not under Energy Management System control, please ensure the recommended unoccupied setpoints are maintained.
  • We do not recommend turning any HVAC system completely off, however we will be making schedule and setpoint adjustments for the unoccupied period. If you have any questions, please contact the Energy Conservation department at 813-635-1276 or your Energy Conservation Mentor.
  • Remind your entire staff to ensure all lights are turned off. If you need assistance with exterior light timers, please contact your Energy Conservation Mentor or the Energy Conservation Department at (813) 635-1276.
  • Ensure your staff follows the guidelines listed below.

TEACHERS

  • HVAC - If your room is controlled by an EMS, there is no adjustment necessary. If your room is served by an individual HVAC unit with a "stand-alone" thermostat, please adjust as follows:
  • Classrooms - raise temperature to 82 degrees in cooling mode and/or lower to 55 degrees in heating mode.
  • Band rooms - raise temperature to 80 degrees in cooling mode and/or lower to 55 degrees in heating mode.
  • Chorus rooms - raise temperature to 80 degrees in cooling mode and/or lower to 55 degrees in heating mode.
  • Uniform rooms - raise temperature to 80 degrees in cooling mode and/or lower to 55 degrees in heating mode.
  • Server rooms - raise temperature to 78 degrees in cooling mode and/or lower to 55 degrees in heating mode.
  • Media Centers - raise temperature to 78 degrees in cooling mode and/or lower to 55 degrees in heating mode.
  • Close all blinds and ensure windows are closed.
  • Turn off all lights.
  • Miscellaneous electrical loads
  • Most electrical devices have a “standby load”, even when switched off. Please unplug all electrical equipment, such as, TVs, VCRs, printers, copiers, and other electrical equipment.
  • Turn off personal computers (not servers), monitors, printers, scanners, etc. If you have questions, contact your IT administrator.
  • Check the operation manual for the printers and copiers (some laser printers and copiers can experience toner issues if turned off for an extended period of time).
  • Empty, clean and unplug.

HEAD CUSTODIANS/CUSTODIANS/MULTI-TRADE WORKERS

  • Turn off independent AC systems in stairwells.
  • Turn off all exhaust fans that are not linked to the A/C systems. Check the exhaust fans in the kitchens, mechanical rooms, restroom, and science labs. High humidity and other indoor air quality issues may result if these systems are left on during the break.
  • Turn off water heaters.
  • Switch off or unplug all snack and soda vending machines.
  • Set time clock schedules for outdoor, parking lots and athletic fields accordingly. They should be turned off unless it's necessary.
  • Ensure all windows and doors are closed.

OFFICE PERSONNEL

  • Please turn off all lights.
  • Turn off personal computers (not servers), monitors, printers, scanners, etc. If you have questions, contact your IT administrator.
  • Most electrical devices have a “standby load”, even when switched off. Please unplug all electrical equipment, such as, TVs, VCRs, printers, copiers, and other electrical equipment.
  • Turn off and unplug: coffee makers, microwaves, and cell phone chargers

Thank you for the continued support and together, we WILL save our valuable district dollars.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact your assigned Energy Conservation Mentor or the Energy Conservation Department at (813) 635-1276.

Schools
Search for School
Find a School
School Locator

Locate your attendance area school

School Locator