Title Energy Management Conservation Number725
Section700 Support ServicesApproval Date11/18/08
Subsection725 Energy Management ConservationEffective Date11/18/08

1.1The Logan City Board of Education is responsible for ensuring that every effort is made to conserve natural resources, and energy, while ensuring a school environment conducive to optimal learning and exercising sound financial management.
1.2The implementation and success of this policy is the responsibility of board members, administrators, teachers, students, and support personnel, and requires cooperation at all levels.
2.References No references to state law or Utah State Board of Education rules.
3.1Building envelope - the walls, windows, doors, and roof of a building.
3.2Cross-ventilation - having windows and/or doors to the outside on each side of a room.
3.3Energy management - a process to monitor overall district energy use including practices and procedures.
3.4EMS - Energy management system.
3.5HVAC - Heating, ventilation, air conditioning.
3.6Moisture management - ensuring the moisture content of the air inside of the building is kept at acceptable levels.
4.1All district personnel are expected to contribute to energy efficiency in the District. Every person is expected to conserve energy and resources.
4.2The principal is accountable for campus energy management, including conducting energy audits and updating conservation program outlines.
4.3The principal and head custodian are jointly responsible for the judicious use of energy systems of each school and to ensure that an efficient daily energy posture is maintained.
4.4The District maintains accurate records of energy consumption and energy costs.
4.5The District maintains and monitors its facilities and systems, including HVAC, building envelope, and moisture management to maintain a safer and healthy learning environment.
4.6The District is responsible for developing short and long range strategies in the areas of facilities management and preventive maintenance.
5.1.AEvery person is expected to be an energy saver as well as an energy consumer.
5.1.BTeachers are responsible for implementing energy guidelines while in the classroom.
5.1.CThe custodian is responsible for control of common areas, i.e. halls, cafeteria, etc.
5.1.DThe custodian is responsible for verification of the nighttime shutdown since the custodian is typically the last person to leave a building in the evening.
5.1.EPrincipals are responsible for energy management at their school.
5.1.FThe Energy Manager is responsible for making adjustments to the District's EMS, including temperature settings and run times for HVAC and other controlled equipment, either directly or indirectly.
5.1.GThe Energy Manager provides regular reports to principals indicating energy saving performance.
5.1.HThe District is committed to and responsible for maintenance of the learning environment.
5.1.IThe District develops and implements a preventive maintenance and monitoring plan for its facilities and systems, including HVAC, building envelope, and moisture management.
5.2.AWhen HVAC is operating, doors between conditioned space and non-conditioned space remain closed (i.e. between hallways and gymnasiums).
5.2.BData loggers are properly and thoroughly initiated, utilized and maintained to monitor relative humidity, temperature, and light levels throughout the district's buildings to ensure compliance with district guidelines.
5.2.CAll exhaust fans are turned off daily.
5.2.DAll office machines (copy machines, laminating equipment, etc.) are switched off each night and during unoccupied times. Fax machines remain on.
5.2.EAll computers are turned off each night. This includes monitors, local printers, and speakers. Network equipment is excluded.
5.2.FAll capable computers are programmed for the energy saver mode using the power management feature. If network constraints restrict this for the computer, the monitor sleeps after 10 minutes of inactivity.
5.2.GLighting is minimized during unoccupied times.
5.3Guidelines for Energy Conservation and Building Management
5.3.ACooling Season Occupied Set Points 11: 74℃ F - 78℃ F
5.3.BUnoccupied set Point: 85℃ F
5.3.CHeating Season Occupied Set Points 11: 68℃ F - 72℃ F
5.3.DUnoccupied set Point: 55℃ F
5.4Air Conditioning Equipment
5.4.AOccupied temperature settings shall not be set below 74℃ F.
5.4.BAir conditioning equipment shall be off during unoccupied times. The unoccupied period begins when students leave the area at the end of the school day. It is anticipated that classroom temperatures are maintained long enough to afford comfort while teachers remain in classrooms after students have left.
5.4.CAir conditioning start times may be adjusted, according to the weather, to ensure classroom comfort when school begins.
5.4.DOutside air dampers are closed during unoccupied times.
5.4.ECeiling fans are operated in all possible areas.
5.4.FRelative humidity levels do not exceed 60% for any 24 hour period.
5.4.GAir conditioning is not used in classrooms during summer months unless the classrooms are being used for summer school or year-round school. Exceptions can be made for summer cleaning activities, but only in affected areas.
5.4.HDoors between areas that are cooled by evaporative coolers and areas that use HVAC cooling remain closed as much as possible.
5.4.IHVAC equipment is shut down and temperatures are adjusted with windows and doors where cross-ventilation is available during periods of mild weather.
5.4.JLoggers are used to verify and ensure that dry food storage areas are maintained to code requirements. Typically, this is 55F-75F temperature and 35%-60% relative humidity.
5.5Lighting Procedures
5.5.AWhen students are not occupying buildings (typically 30 minutes after school until 30 minutes before school), hallway lighting is reduced to half, student restroom lights and all exhaust fans are turned off.
5.5.BLighting in unoccupied areas is turned off.
5.5.CLighting in cafeterias, gymnasiums, and auditoriums remain off until they are in use.
5.5.DClassroom lighting is off when teachers and students are vacant for more than 15 minutes.
5.5.EDuring nighttime hours lighting inside buildings is off or reduced to minimal security lighting. Exterior lighting is not excessive.
5.6.FVending machines are de-lamped.