For the majority of school districts, energy costs are second only to salaries, exceeding the costs of supplies and books. The good news is, in most cases, a large percentage of energy costs are controllable waste.
Energy efficiency for schools requires a careful balance between the need to reduce costs through the elimination of waste and preserving an optimum learning environment. Ongoing education of faculty, students, and administration staff is a good start, but the greatest savings are achieved when energy management tools are deployed that enable the central monitoring and enforcement of a school's energy efficiency priorities.
Recognizing that schools have special operational and facility needs, as well as very limited budgets, Autani continues to adapt its products to address these needs. In addition to developing a classroom retrofit kit, Autani has also developed approaches to optimize energy efficiency in gymnasiums, computer labs, administrative offices, and other specialized spaces.
Autani's energy management control and reporting features are specially geared for accommodating daily class time schedules as well as support for special events, vacations, and unique faculty schedules.