Alachua County Public Schools: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)7%
Annual (2018)3%
Water Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)6%
Annual (2018)0%
PORTFOLIO ENERGY PERFORMANCE

Better Buildings Challenge Partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source energy use intensity (EUI) and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. Alachua County PS' portfolio consists of more than 45 buildings and 4 million square feet. Partner has improved energy performance by 7% from a 2010 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2023.  Energy savings have been achieved by implementing LED lighting retrofits as well as HVAC and control system upgrades across multiple properties, in addition to other measures. Alachua conducts ongoing training of custodial staff who assist with the successful implementation of energy efficiency measures.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE BY PROPERTY

Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all facilities can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Alachua has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 10% at 21 of its properties. There are 13 properties that have experienced an increase in Source EUI. These properties have been targeted for future energy efficiency improvements.

IDENTIFYING OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT

Property-level energy performance metrics, including EUI and percent improvement to date, are critical to track progress over time and identify opportunities for additional energy savings. Alachua continues to implement energy efficiency improvements at low performing facilities and seeks to obtain additional resources to fund these efforts.

PORTFOLIO WATER PERFORMANCE

Better Buildings Challenge Partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source water use intensity (WUI) and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. Alachua's portfolio consists of more than 45 buildings and 4 million square feet. Partner has improved water performance by 6% from a 2010 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2023. With a drought impacting north-central Florida, Alachua has continued to expand its water efficiency efforts including community awareness, trainings, and behavioral modifications as well as involvement in state-wide efficiency efforts. The district is also transitioning from water-cooled to air-cooled air conditioning equipment.