Many schools are less efficient than they could be. SEDAC has analyzed the energy usage of many schools in Illinois and found that the least efficient schools consume approximately three times more energy per square foot than the best performing schools.

Reduce energy costs to save money for other more important uses, like educational materials, salaries, and capital improvements.

Lighting and heating account for the majority of energy consumption in schools. Heating and lighting loads can be significantly reduced by selecting efficient equipment and making sure that systems are maintained. Implementing energy-efficient operations and maintenance schedules can help schools save as much as 20% on their annual energy costs.

This guide provides an overview of SEDAC's most commonly recommended energy reduction measures. Read the entire Schools Energy Smart Tip to learn more.