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Saving energy creates positive results for the budget and the environment.  Thank you for doing your part to Go Green!  Try Greenquest, a free web tool that allows you to track energy savings and your carbon footprint reductions at your own home or business. 

 

Solar energy is a clean and renewable energy resource and JUSD is partnering with Chevron Energy Solutions Company to install over 2.7 megawatts of solar energy production capacity.  Solar energy now provides over 25% of the District's electricity needs annually, reducing electricity costs, and reducing the District's carbon footprint substantially.

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Troth Street's photovoltaic arrays will generate 406,316 kWh of electricity annually supplying approximately 45% of the schools electricity needs.  The panels are placed on the support structures in the school's parking area where they have maximum sun exposure.  Each of the structures also serves to provide covered parking areas.  Other energy efficiency improvements at the campus also include high efficiency classroom lighting and the replacement of air conditioning units that have reached the end of their life cycle.

 

     

     Energy Documents

     
      
      
    Description
    Energy Conservation Quarterly 1.pdf
      
    Conservation newsletter issue 1, 2011
    Energy Conservation Quarterly 2.pdf
      
    Conservation newsletter issue 2, 2011
    Energy Conservation Quarterly 3.pdf
      
    Conservation newsletter issue 3, 2011
    Energy Conservation Quarterly 4.pdf
      
    Conservation newsletter issue 4, 2011
    Energy Conservation Quarterly 5.pdf
      
    Conservation newsletter issue 5, 2012
    Energy Press Release 07-08-2011.pdf
      
    JUSD Press Release
    JUSD Solar Energy and Conservation.pdf
      
    Solar Energy and Energy Conservation Information
    Winter Shutdown Checklist 2014.pdf
      
    Practical Energy Conservation Steps
     

     Energy Resource Links

     
      
    Notes
      
    Comprehensive News & Information from the United States Department of Energy
      
    So Cal electricity generation & demand in real-time
      
    Fantastic earth science resources from NASA
      
    Resources to help save money and the environement
      
    Information on the software JUSD utilizes to track energy savings
      
    Chevron Energy Solutions news and information
      
    Energy Education conservation information
      
    SCE's website to view and report power outages.
      
    Information on what to do if the power goes out.
     

     Energy Saving Tips

     
    Saving energy through efficient lighting and conservation efforts doesn't mean you have to live by candlelight (not allowed in classrooms) or do without customary conveniences. You can improve the lighting and comfort in your classroom, office or home and reduce energy needs without a change in lifestyle or spending a lot of, if any, money. Try these tips at work and home and encourage others to be an energy miser too. 
     
    • Turn off lights. You've been hearing this since you were five—but it saves more energy than most other lighting tips.  Try to get in this good habit, here's why:  A classroom with 16 light fixtures holding four 34-watt bulbs each will consume about 30 cents of electricity per hour.  If an elementary school with 30 classrooms could turn off their classroom lights for one hour each day during recess, lunch and prep time, collectively they would save $9 per hour, $45 per week, $195 per month, $1755 per school year.  Districtwide, if 800 classrooms could turn off the lights for one hour per day during recess, lunch, prep period time, collectively they would save $240 per hour, $1200 per week, $5200 per month, $46000 per school year.
     
    • Keep them clean. Keep fixtures, bulbs, and tubes clean and in working order. Dirt can absorb as much as 50% of the light. Custodians and maintenance personnel do a great job keeping the bulbs, reflectors and lens assembly clean and in good repair.  Any bulbs at work or at home that you can clean will help even more.
     
    • Don't overlight. Higher lighting levels are needed for reading and working areas, but lighting levels can be comfortably reduced in other areas of your home. Switch to lower wattages whenever possible and save energy. If your lighting needs vary in a room, try putting your lights on dimmers for more control over your energy usage.  If a room has several light switches, consider turning off some banks of lights. 
     
    • Use the right bulb. Save energy by choosing bulbs that give the most light (or lumens) for the electricity or watts they use. The most energy-efficient bulb or lamp produces the most lumens per watt. Compact fluorescent bulbs use 75% less energy than typical incandescent bulbs. Reflector bulbs provide more directional light and can last twice as long as regular incandescent bulbs. High-pressure sodium lamps are both very efficient and have a long life that makes them a great long-term investment.
     
    • One is better than two. In areas requiring more lighting, use one higher wattage bulb instead of several with lower wattage. Here's why: one 100-watt bulb produces more light (lumens) than two 60-watt bulbs...and uses less power.
     
    • Lighting controls. Lighting controls are useful for providing lighting for safety and security in addition to reducing electrical consumption.  JUSD uses timer, light- and motion-detectors to turn outdoor and indoor lighting on and off automatically.  If you notice lights not on or off at appropriate times, report it to your office staff.
     
    • Turn off computers, monitors, and appliances. A computer and monitor use approximately 400watts of electricity and costs about 6 cents per hour to run.  Pretty cheap…unless it is left running while not in use.  A computer left running 24/7 uses an additional $33 each month or about $297 each school year.  A computer lab of 30 computers could cost an additional $8910 annually if left running 24/7 instead of turning them off each day.  Does it pay to turn off unused appliances?  YES!