Going Green Initiative
Annually, CMCSS consumes approximately 50,671,649 KWH of electricity, 450,000 gallons of low
sulfur diesel fuel, 77,640,200 gallons of water & sewer, 674,077 CCF of natural gas, and 16,096
gallons of propane gas. The annual cost of these energy and utility purchases exceeds $6,000,000
in the general funds budget.
Strategic initiatives of 2009/2010 led to the implementation of a district-wide Energy Management
Policy (SLT-A003), a Temperature Set Point Policy (OPS-A003),
Custodial Responsibilities for Start-up
and Shut-down Work Instruction (OPS-W001), and Kitchen Start-up, Operation, and Shut-down Work
instructions (CHN-W006). These initial energy conservation policies and implementing procedures,
along with mild fall weather, appear to have reduced energy/utilities usage by an overall average
of approximately 5% in the first quarter of 2009-2010. This data was presented, by school, to all
35 facility locations through their appointed Energy Champions in order to assist in building-level
conservation efforts and decision making.
The CMCSS Facilities Department will continue making improvements in the Energy Management Program
by involving stakeholders through the CMCSS Energy Management Team. The Facilities Department will
continue to coordinate the efforts of this team over the next academic year.