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Maintenance and Operations of Schools for Energy Efficiency
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Maintenance and operations of schools with energy efficiency as a priority can reduce annual utility costs 3 to 30 percent. Most school districts do not have an organized plan for tracking energy usage or cost. Energy performance (e.g. Btu/ft^2-yr, $/ft^2-yr) is not monitored or understood by many school administrators and board members. This paper discusses the authors 1985-86 experience and observations in accomplishing specific on-site maintenance and operations evaluations of school buildings in more than 100 Texas public school districts. The most commonly observed problems in maintaining and operating public schools for energy efficiency are presented along with successful basic methods of inspecting schools for energy efficient maintenance and operating techniques.
McClure, J. D.; Estes, J. M. (1986). Maintenance and Operations of Schools for Energy Efficiency. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from