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Energy Conservation Program

 MPUSD has Reduced Energy use by 33.2% 

 

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Energy Conservation and Efficiency

Since December 2012, the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District has reduced use by (as of March 2017):

  • Electric 3,896132 kWH
  • Natural gas 464,197 Therms
  • Water 244,331,000 gallons
This reduction is comparable to:
  • Removing 3383 metric tons of carbon dioxide pollution or
  • Removing 705 cars from the road or
  • Planting 86,749 trees
  • AND removing 370 Olympic sized swimming pools
MPUSD has also avoided spending $4,314,205 on Utility Costs - this is a 38.7%% utility cost 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

 

 

Solar is a Clean Source of Energy.

MPUSD's Photovoltaic Systems generation is comparable to:

Removing 1115 tons of Carbon dioxide pollution or planting 28,426 trees

 

 

 

MPUSD's First Electric Vehicle

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

 

 

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 assure 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%.

Phase 2 Interior Lighting: Gyms, MURs and other areas will be switching over to LED.

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. Please see Thermostat Instructions above.

Exterior lights: MPUSD's Electrical Department is installing new LED exterior lights at all campuses. The campuses are safer, light levels have improved and energy need for exterior lights is reduced by 50-70%.

Utility Bills Entered and Analyzed

8744
 
 
 
 

Turf Removed

MPUSD has reduce non-essential turf areas by focusing field play areas and creating drought tolerant learning landscapes

150,642 sq feet

 

 

21 Schools Recieve Energy Star Awards2017 Energy Star Awards

Crumpton
Marina Vista 
Olson: 
Marshall
DLAMP
Ord Terrace
Highland
Colton
Seaside High
International School of Monterey
Foothill
Del Rey Woods
Monta Vista
Seaside Middle
Monterey High
Bay View Academy
La Mesa
Los Arboles
Marina High
Central Coast 
MLK 
 
 
 
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.”

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Energy Guidelines

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

Field Retrofits Complete

  • Colton
  • MLK (2)
  • Foothill
  • Los Arboles
  • Ord Terrace
  • Highland 

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 48.4%

Hydropoint Water Compass are installed on 15 meters.  Water Compass is a Cellular communication devise that reads the water meter in real time and send alerts if there is excessive use or a leak.  Additional Water Compass systems will be installed in 2017-18

Interior Water Conservation

MPUSD Facility Department has been working at every school site installing Water Saving fixtures.

  • Self metering faucets operate with one push and turn off automatically.  Please report any faucet that runs longer than 30 seconds.
  • Faucets are installed with a .5 gallon per minute aerator.  
  • Toilets are installed with 1.6 or 1.28 gallon per flush valves
  • Urinals are Waterless or installed with a .5 or .125 gallon per flush valve.

Please report any toilets or urinals that run constantly.  

Energy Conservation Grants

  • State Water Board DROPS grant  $672,000  for Storm water collection and water conservation
  • 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
  • MPWMD $20,000 MLK Turf removal incentive
David Chandler
 
Coordinator of Renewable Energy and Conservation
dchandler@mpusd.k12.ca.us
(831) 645-1268 
(831) 901-7376