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Energy Conservation Program

Energy Guidlines

Flip the Switch

Each night before going home, please reminder to TURN OFF:

  • Computers
  • Copy machines
  • Lights
  • Printers
  • Projectors, speakers, document cameras, Smart Boards, etc.

 

Thermostats

All employees can effectively prepare future generations to live and work productively in our world. One way to prepare our students is by “modeling the behavior,” in this case by reducing energy bills. By keeping operating costs down, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District can provide a safe and comfortable environment for learning while reducing wasted energy usage and conserving natural resources. MPUSD is committed to decreasing energy consumption and anticipates a team effort from all employees and students to be “energy savers.”

Exterior Water Conservation

MPUSD mangages it's irrigation with  47 Hydro-Point WeatherTrak smart controllers

We he made an arrangement with water districts to irrigate our field on weekdays, so they are overseen by our professional Grounds Department.  

Since 2013 MPUSD has reduced water use by 45.7%

Energy Conservation Grants

MPWMD $60,000 for Smart irrigation controllers

MPWMD $74,477 for Ord Terrace Water Conservation Project

Cal Am Water $30,000 for Efficient  Irrigation Retrofit

MBUAPCD  $27,000 for Electric Vehicle

Ecology Action $30,000 for LID designs

MBUAPCD $165,000 for School Bus Replacement

MPWMD $53,142 DRW turf removal incentive

MPWMD $3500 Monta Vista turf removal incentive

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What's New

Since December 2012, the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District has reduced use by (as of December 2015):

  • Electric 1,914,135 kWH
  • Natural gas 314,463 Therms
  • Water 144,998,000 gallons
This reduction is comparable to:
  • Removing 1,903 metric tons of carbon dioxide pollution or
  • Removing 397 cars from the road or
  • Planting 48,812 trees
  • AND removing 219 Olympic sized swimming pools
MPUSD has also avoided spending $1,772,551 on Utility Costs - this is a 24% utility use avoidance.
 
This data is the statistics for the Energy Conservation Program.  Please see the Carbon Footprint reduction of the Solar Projects in the Dashboards below.
 

MPUSD has Nine Solar Sites

Seaside High School...................................537.95 KW

Hayes Campus ..........................................60.48 KW

Crumpton Crumpton...................................110.88 KW

Highland Elementary..................................114.24 KW

Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary..............69.6  KW

IMC.............................................................292.32 KW

Foothill Elementary.....................................69.54 KW

Los Arboles Middle.....................................69.6 KW

Seaside Middle School...............................99.18 KW

 

Total Solar..................................................1473.99 KW

MPUSD's First Electric Vehicle

Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District awarded MPUSD a grant to purchase a 2015 Chevolet Spark EV.  EV 005.JPG

Proposition 39 Clean Energy Job Act

The State of California has allocated funds to all public schools for Energy Efficiency Projects.  AMBAG was instrumental in getting   MPUSD's Expenditure Plan  approved by the California  Energy Commission June 2015.  Ecology Action working after the project completion to assue the strongest rebates.  The expenditure plan has 3 types of projects; Interior Lights, Exterior lights and Thermostats.

 

Interior Lights:  MPUSD's Custodial and Maintenance staff worked weekends to replace all fluorescent tubes with new LED tubes. 30,000 tubes were replaced and recycled at 23 sites.  The new tubes are mercury free and plastic so they are safer and produce a better quality light.  The LED tubes reduce energy need for lighting by 52%.  

 

Thermostats:  MPUSD's HVAC Department is installing new Programmable Thermostats.  The thermostats give staff more control and choice of heat in their areas while providing better energy conservation.

 

Exterior lights: MPUSD's Electrical Department is installing new LED exterior lights at all campuses.  So far La Mesa, MLK and Del Rey Woods are complete.  The campuses are safer, light levels have improved and energy need for exterior lights is reduced by 50-70%.

 

 

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David Chandler
Coordinator of Renewable Energy and Conservation
dchandler@mpusd.k12.ca.us
(831) 645-1268 
(831) 901-7376

Energy Report Cards

Click on image to see each school site's conservation efforts.

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Energy Conservation Award

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Winter 2015 Shutdown Award Winners

Elementary: Crumpton with a 98% shutdown

Secondary: Hayes with a 94% shutdown

 

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Winter 2015 90% Club Awards

Crumpton 98%

Olson: 96%

Hayes: 94%

Marshall: 94%

Colton: 92%

Marina Vista: 92%

Marina High: 92%

DLAMP: 91%

La Mesa: 91%

Foothill: 90%

Monta Vista: 90%

Monterey High: 90%