Energy Management

Energy Management

Welcome to Buncombe County School's energy management webpage!

School districts all over the country have found that smart energy choices can help them save money, provide healthier, more effective learning environments, and reduce maintenance costs. On top of all of these benefits, saving energy is also good for the environment. Everyone can play a role in energy conservation--even by turning off the lights in a classroom every time you leave--energy is saved. Of course, it's hard to see the individual benefits of one small change, but if we can engage all of our students, teachers and staff to play a collective role the payoff will be substantial.

In a typical school, heating and cooling systems (HVAC) account for nearly 60% of the energy consumed, while lighting accounts for roughly 30% of energy consumed. The potential for energy conservation by forming new habits, optimizing operational and HVAC efficiency, purchasing high-efficiency equipment, and retrofitting or replacing inefficient lighting is immense. Our goal is to work in conjunction with schools and across departments to maximize energy and cost savings.

Continuing on the decades of progress we have made in energy conservation and cost avoidance, Buncombe County Schools is excited to further expand its' energy management program. It is our hope that not only will our work reduce energy consumption and utility costs, but that it will also have a positive impact on our environment.

Please visit our page often for updates! BCS FY 17/18 Energy Facts: power poles >BCS kWh consumption: 31,093,769 vs FY 16/17: 32,401,944 kWh >BCS total pounds of CO2 emissions reduced (electricity only) FY 16/17 to FY 17/18: 773 TONS or 105 cars off the road or 3,853 trees planted

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