Energy Conservation

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Energy Conservation
In Tribal Schools
Clean, Green & Healthy Tribal Schools
Larry Jackson, Jr, Public Affairs
Navajo Tribal Utility Authority
P.O. Box 170
Fort Defiance, Arizona 86504
928-729-5721
Larry Jackson, Jr.
Larry Jackson, Jr. is a Consumer Relations
Specialist for the Navajo Tribal Utility
Authority. He is from Naschitti, New
Mexico where he attended Tohatchi High
School. Larry earned an associate’s degree
in liberal arts from Dine’ College in Tsaile,
Arizona, worked briefly in the public
sector before enrolling at Arizona State
where he is focusing on bilingual and
bicultural studies. In his 4 yearswith NTUA
he has served in customer relations
conducting many bilingual presentations
promoting energy conservation.
Energy Conservation
In Tribal Schools
Clean, Green & Healthy Tribal Schools
Larry Jackson, Jr, Public Affairs
Navajo Tribal Utility Authority
P.O. Box 170
Fort Defiance, Arizona 86504
800-528-5011
Energy Conservation
In Tribal Schools
Clean, Green & Healthy Tribal Schools
Purpose
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Provide a resource for professionals to encourage
energy conservation in Tribal and all schools
Goals
Tribal School Administrators, teachers,
and facilities personnel will be committed to conservation of
energy and have tools for assuring clean, green and
healthy schools for themselves, children and their
community.
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In Tribal Schools
Safety First!
Consider safety first
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Saving energy is important, but avoid measures
that have negative impacts on people and
communities
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All existing and potential health and safety issues
should be evaluated prior to implementing any
conservation measures
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In Tribal Schools
What does conserve energy mean?
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Conserve Electricity
Conserve Natural Gas
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Conserve Water
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In Tribal Schools
Clean, Green & Healthy Tribal Schools
Resources Schools Use
 Gas
 Electricity
 Water
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In Tribal Schools
Clean, Green & Healthy Tribal Schools
Why schools are important:
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Schools often waste more
than any other buildings
Schools provide places
for building a future of
well- educated recyclers
and consumers
Navajo Preparatory School, Farmington NM,
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Clean, Green & Healthy Tribal Schools
We know the basic rules
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Reduce use
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Replace energy guzzlers
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Repair energy wasters
Use less and use better
Energy Conservation
In Tribal Schools
Clean, Green & Healthy Tribal Schools
Energy Conservation
Practices include managing:
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Building Systems
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Building Envelope
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Lighting & Plug Loads
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Heat & Air Conditioning
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Kitchen Equipment
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Swimming Pools
Energy Conservation
In Tribal Schools
Clean, Green & Healthy Tribal Schools
Definition
Conservation of energy refers to
efforts made to reduce energy
consumption and to increase
efficiency of energy use.
Energy Conservation
In Tribal Schools
Clean, Green & Healthy Tribal Schools
When not in use
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Lights off
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Electronics off
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Exhaust fans, vending machines
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Copy machines
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Parking lot lights
Remove personal appliances
Energy Conservation
In Tribal Schools
Clean, Green & Healthy Tribal Schools
Plug Loads Eat Energy
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In Tribal Schools
Clean, Green & Healthy Tribal Schools
Heating Season
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68o for secondary & 70o for elementary; 65o when unoccupied
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Windows & doors closed
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Heater vents clear
Boilers/Heaters with 80-85% efficiency rating
Air Conditioning Season
 77o for all schools
 Windows & doors closed
 AC vents clear
First Mesa Elementary School, Hopi,
Energy Conservation
In Tribal Schools
Clean, Green & Healthy Tribal Schools
Gas – Natural and Propane
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Natural gas used in boilers. Water heaters and kitchen equipment
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Propane gas used in generators, boilers and classrooms
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Both should be inspected daily for leaks, failure, right useage
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Energy Conservation
In Tribal Schools
Clean, Green & Healthy Tribal Schools
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cost
Reductions of up to 10% can be done at no
Energy Conservation
In Tribal Schools
Clean, Green & Healthy Tribal Schools
185 tribal schools on 64 reservations in 23 states:
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Their age (some 60-100) makes them energy wasters
While some schools are being replaced – energy losses are high
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Old and poorly maintained schools are energy wasters
Old BIA School – Girl’s Dormitory, Lemhi County, Idaho
Baca Dio Ay Azhi Consolidated Replacement School
Prewett, NM, Photo courtesy Dyron Murphy Architects
Energy Conservation
In Tribal Schools
Clean, Green & Healthy Tribal Schools
The U.S. Department of Energy’s EnergySmart Schools Program
 Promotes 30% improvement in school energy use
 Goal is energy-efficiency & high-performance
 Promotes a benchmarking of energy use
 Considers building use/occupancy schedules
 Addresses operations and management
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Reduce Energy Use
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Change light bulbs
Install programmable thermostats
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Change EXIT signs to led-powered signs
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In Tribal Schools
Clean, Green & Healthy Tribal Schools
Reduce Energy Use
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Set computers to sleep mode after 5-20 minutes of inactivity
Set computers to enter system standby after 30-60 minutes
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Turn off printers and other accessories when not in use
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In Tribal Schools
Clean, Green & Healthy Tribal Schools
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Clean, Green & Healthy Tribal Schools
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Energy Star Resource Manual
5 Building Upgrade Stages:
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Retrocommissioning
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Lighting upgrades
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Load reductions
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Air systems upgrade
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HVAC upgrade
www.energystar.gov/challenge
Energy Conservation
In Tribal Schools
Clean, Green & Healthy Tribal Schools
Resources
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Online toolkit www.energystar.gov/challenge
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Quick lists of Resources
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Fact Sheets on energy use
Energy Star is a joint program of the Environmental
Protection Agency and the Department of Energy, helping
save money and protect the environment through energy
efficient products and practices.
Energy Conservation
In Tribal Schools
Clean, Green & Healthy Tribal Schools
Presenter
Larry Jackson, Jr, Public Affairs
Navajo Tribal Utility Authority
928-729-5721
EPA Region 8 Contact
Matthew Langenfeld
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
303-312-6284

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