School Administrative Unit (SAU) 48


How can Facilities Managers in other New Hampshire SAUs achieve energy savings? It takes a sustained commitment by school administrators, board members and the community to implement a slate of energy efficiency improvements at public schools. Large-scale energy efficiency projects can have a high initial cost, but with help from your local electric utility and the NHSaves incentives programs, school districts (and taxpayers!) can realize significant savings over the long term.



1. In the past several years, SAU 48 has invested in which energy efficiency improvements?

a. LED Lighting
b. Variable Frequency Drive Motors
d. All of the above

2. Using NHSaves energy efficiency programs, SAU 48 has qualified for how much in project rebates?

a. More than $10,000
b. More than $25,000
c. More than $40,000
d. More than $55,000

3. Energy efficiency improvements made to date are saving SAU 48 how much per year in energy costs?

a. Approximately $5,000
b. Approximately $10,000
c. Approximately $20,000
d. Approximately $30,000

4. What energy efficiency improvements is SAU 48 planning next?

a. LED hallway lighting
b. LED outdoor lighting
c. Biomass thermal energy system for Plymouth Elementary and Plymouth High school
d. All of the above

II.  Describe the overall trend as expressed in the chart below:


ANSWER: This chart shows a 14-year history of average daily electricity consumption at Plymouth Elementary School, the largest elementary school in SAU 48. The overall trend as expressed by the green line is a steady decline in the average daily consumption of electricity. This decline corresponds directly with energy efficiency improvements that have been made over time at the school.