25 Dec '12, 11am

Energy Conservation Saved The Lake Stevens School District From Cuts

Energy Conservation Saved The Lake Stevens School District From Cuts

The Lake Stevens School District is actually saving their teachers’ jobs, buying more textbooks, and funding a new AP class because they can, due to energy conservation efforts. Energy Conservation via Shutterstock Other schools are doing the opposite due to difficult financial times. And what they did is just about one of the simplest, yet most effective, energy efficiency strategies: They simply turn things off when they are not using them. Energy conservation is the cheapest way to save energy, with the lowest initial cost, as it doesn’t require the purchase of new appliances, building upgrades, or solar panels. Not that the purchases mentioned are not helpful. They are another piece of the energy puzzle, but the easy step of turning things off when they are not needed is an obvious first step. “The whole idea is when we’re not using anything its off,” said Barb Ossowsk...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/12/25/energy-conservation-s...

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