15 Aug '11, 9pm

Well done! Energy Use in NYC Schools is Down 11% Since 2008. Here's how they did it:

Well done! Energy Use in NYC Schools is Down 11% Since 2008. Here's how they did it:

Simple yellow Post-it notes with the message "When not in use, turn off the juice," pointedly left on classroom computers, printers and air-conditioners, have helped the Mount Sinai School District on Long Island save $350,000 annually on utility bills. Energy consumption in New York City's 1,245 school buildings is down roughly 11 percent since 2008, as motion detectors have been installed on classroom lights and unused refrigerators and freezers have been unplugged for the summer. In Yonkers, energy savings have financed $18 million in new boilers, windows and other capital improvements that the Westchester County district could not otherwise afford. The story details how the school districts have accomplished these money-saving feats -- basically, through education campaigns (turn off the lights when you're not using them, etc), energy reduction policies (keeping fridge...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/energy-use-nyc-do...

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