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Development of Pre-Screening Methods for Analyzing Energy Use in K-12 Public Schools
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This paper describes an investigation of energy use in primary and secondary public schools to develop methods to identify high energy consuming schools, potential energy cost reduction measures (ECRMs) and operation and maintenance opportunities (O&Ms) by using a 3-parameter energy index. Eleven schools in Texas were identified as case studies. Each school studied has electric cooling and natural gas heating. One of the schools also has electric heating. The results show the base electric load at each school as well as the cooling load during the school year (the 3-parameter model), and the mean energy consumption during the summer (underbar). These are good indices for determining if a school is overconsuming energy.
Landman, D. S.; Haberl, J. S. (1998). Development of Pre-Screening Methods for Analyzing Energy Use in K-12 Public Schools. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from