Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Happy 4th of July!

Just something to make you smile this week...

Have a FUN, SAFE and ENERGY EFFICIENT July 4th, Everyone!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Today's Energy Insight

MYTH:  It is better to let your vehicle idle than turn the engine off – turning the engine back on uses more fuel than idling.

FACT:  Idling uses more fuel than turning off your engine and restarting it. As a rule of thumb, turn off your engine if you will be idling for more than 30 seconds. David Champion, Senior Director of Auto Testing for Consumer Reports, told the Alliance to Save Energy, "You should not turn your engine off at a traffic light. However, if you are stuck at a train crossing or bridge opening, and it is likely you are going to be parked for a number of minutes, you should turn off your engine."

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Today's Energy Insight

Top 5 Energy Saving Tips for Office Staff

1. Turn off your computer monitor or
    put it to sleep when you’re done using it
2. Shut down your computer at night
3. Turn on only half of the lights whenever possible
    (or use task lighting)
4. Turn off the lights anytime you leave the room
5. Clear off air vents and keep them free from clutter

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Congrats Class of 2016!

Congratulations Class of 2016!

To all of  the Cooper and Armstrong Seniors who graduated last week! Best Wishes for a Bright (GREEN) and Energy Efficient Future!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

School's Out!

So today's question is just for fun in honor of all the students and staff in the Robbinsdale Area School District celebrating the end of the school year.

In June of what year was the classic song by Alice Cooper released?

A) 1967

B) 1970

C) 1972

D) 1975

Scroll down to check your answer...

Congratulations to the Cooper and Armstrong Classes of 2016!

Congratulations to the Class of 2028,
this year's kindergarten students!

Have a fun, safe and efficient summer everyone!

... and the correct answer is 1972!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Exciting News!

The results for the first quarter of 2016 are in and check out these numbers! From January through March of this year, the district reduced its overall energy use by a total of 6% over the baseline established at the beginning of the SEE® Program resulting in a cost avoidance of $37,747.00!

The ESC has shown steady progress throughout the SEE® program and had a fantastic quarter reducing overall energy use in the building by a whopping 22%! Other great performing buildings showing big reductions last quarter compared to the established baseline were Northport at 26%, Noble at 20%, NHLC at 16% and PMS at 15%.   WOW!  Way to go, everyone!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Today's Energy Insight

The school year is winding down so here are some thoughts as you prepare for the end of the year...

As you go through supplies and clean out drawers and spaces of unused items or almost depleted supplies, you are doing the first 'R': Reduce. Next, think of these three 'R's: Reuse, Recycle and Re-purpose.

More and more items are being accepted for recycling so before you toss it, see if you can recycle it. Also see if your trash might possibly be someone else's treasure. The Education Service Center has a table in the staff lunch room where people can place unwanted items like file folders, office supplies, books and much more for others to use or re-purpose. So remember the 4 Rs: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE and RE-PURPOSE!