Energy Management is a top priority of the Beaverton School District, and the first step in a good Energy Management Program is to make a commitment. Here at the BSD, commitment is reflected in our Energy Conservation Policy, and in our Administrative Regulations that support the action behind the policy.
Beaverton students are learning about energy; where it comes from, how it's made, why it's important, and how we can conserve it. Education is the first step to spreading awareness about this key resource! Not only can we save resources and create less pollution, but we can save dollars for the District's already tight budget.
District-Wide Energy and Resource Report
The Energy and Resource Conservation Department is changing the way we report our district-wide energy and resource conservation scorecards. Will now be posting a series of reports from our new Energy Center software platform that provides more detailed and accurate information especially as it relates to target goals. Separate links will will display actual electricity, natural gas, water and solar consumption compared to prior years' usage. Addtionally, weather-corrected electricity and natural gas consumption are now posted to provide a better gauge of actually energy performance. See the new links below!
NEW! SEPTEMBER 2017 District-Wide Energy and Resource Reports!
1.) Electricity Monthly Usage (kWh) - Weather-corrected Performance
2.) Natural Gas Monthy Usage (Therms) - Weather-corrected Performance
3.) Water Monthly Usage (CCF)
4.) Solar Production - www.solar4Rschools.org
- Elmonica ES
- Capital Center/HSS
- Mountainside HS *coming soon!*
- Sato ES *coming soon!*
- Springville K-8
- Vose ES *coming soon!*
For the 2017-18 year targets are defined as follows:
1.) Electricity usage targets are set to better our 2016-17 school year consumption by 1%,
2.) Natural gas usage targets are set to better our weather-corrected 3-year average, and
3.) Water targets are set to better our last 3-year consumption average.
Monthly School Electricity Target Reports
We also monitor our real-time electricity data through software called Energy Expert. Since we can "see" our electricity use in 15-minute intervals, we can tell if our schools are, for example, shutting down correctly at night and over the weekends.
The Beaverton School District community is invited to review their school's interval metering data and reporting tools. Contact Matt Lichtenfels (503-356-4570) for account access.
Energy Star Certification
Did you know that school buildings can get an Energy Star rating just like your refrigerator?
Thirty-one (31) of our schools have earned this rating--the most of any school district in Oregon!
We were also been named 'Energy Star Top Performer' in two categories: reducing total energy consumption by more than 10% , and earning an average Energy Star score of 90 out of 100 (i.e., BSD’s energy performance is among the top 11% of all school districts in the country).
Energy Questions? Contact:
Matt Lichtenfels, Energy & Resource Conservation Program Manager