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Energy Awareness Month OCTOBER 2010
BARBOURVILLE BELL KNOX
Administrators from the
Barbourville, Bell, Knox, and Pineville School Districts issued a
joint proclamation on Monday, October 4, declaring October 2010 as
School Energy Awareness Month.
The school districts pledged that they would utilize energy
resources in a safe and efficient manner with an on-going focus on
identifying and implementing cost saving measures. The proclamation
signing is part of all four district's energy management initiatives
and also coincides with National Energy Awareness Month held in
Barbourville, Bell, Knox, and Pineville share an energy manager,
Chris Taylor, as part of the Kentucky School Energy Management
Joining administrators for the proclamation signing were local
students and representatives from Barbourville Utilities, Kentucky
Utilities, Cumberland Valley RECC, the National Energy Education
Development organization, and the Kentucky School Boards
Recommendations for our Faculty and Staff
At the end of the day, turn
off all computer monitors. Leave your hard drive CPU
turned on to receive updates.
Turn off classroom lights
during lunch and recess periods.
Consider opening window blinds
and allow natural light to fill your classroom during
appropriate times of the day.
Check classroom thermostats to
ensure that they are set to a reasonable, seasonal,
Space heaters use large
amounts of electricity to power and often overload circuits.
Please think twice before powering one on.
Consider sharing a
refrigerator, coffee maker, etc. with a co-worker instead of
having separate units.
For more information about the
District's energy management plan and how you can help cut
energy costs, please contact:
Frank Shelton, Committee Chair, 606-546-8911;
Chris Taylor, Energy Manager, 606-546-3157;
Kim Merida, Assistant Superintendent, 606-546-3157