Conservation Policy

The Board embraces energy conservation and believes it to be our responsibility to ensure that every reasonable effort is made to conserve energy and natural resources while exercising sound financial management.

We recognize the importance of adopting an energy conservation policy to govern this program. We also affirm the implementation of this policy will be the joint responsibility of the Board, administration, faculty, staff, students, support personnel, and Cenergistic. Success is based on cooperation amid all groups.

To ensure the overall success of our behavior-based energy conservation program, the following areas will be emphasized:

  1. A designated Reporting Senior will be accountable for energy conservation in the District with the Energy Specialist conducting energy audits and providing timely feedback.
  2. All personnel at each facility are expected to make a positive contribution to maximize energy conservation and produce real energy savings.
  3. Cenergistic will implement its energy conservation program primarily through an energy management team led by the Energy Specialist in accordance with the "Energy Guidelines" that will be adopted by administration and will define the "rules of engagement" for our energy program.
  4. Accurate records of energy consumption and cost will be maintained by the Energy Specialist for each facility to provide verifiable performance results on the goals and progress of the energy conservation program.

Further, to promote a safe, healthy learning environment, and to complement the energy conservation program, each facility shall review and adhere to the preventative maintenance and monitoring plan administered by the District physical plant for its facilities and systems, including HVAC, building envelope, and moisture management.

Whereas the Board is responsible for overseeing the operations and fiscal accountability of each institution under its governance,

Whereas the Board embraces energy conservation and desires for the District to become a nationwide institutional leader in energy conservation as part of our social responsibility to respect our natural resources,

Whereas the Board has engaged Cenergistic to use its expertise to develop and implement a comprehensive, behavior-based energy conservation program across the District,

Therefore, the Board directs the Superintendent and his or her agents to develop and implement short and long range strategies to maximize energy conservation.