Today’s challenges demand committed business partners - not just vendors – willing to invest in cost management solutions that drive measurable results for their clients. AmSan is that partner. Our AmSan EcoSource & Score programs coupled with our one-on-one personal assessments, offer a proven blueprint for operational & environmental sustainability. We consider it our investment in the future.
Going Green Saves Schools Money.
Schools that make the decision to go green in an effort to conserve energy and reduce consumption save the school operating costs.
Those schools also provide students first hand examples of sustainability.
A Value-Added program that provides an opportunity for you to adjust your purchasing to incorporate more green products and practices, moves at your pace, successes drive subsequent steps.
Start by Choosing a Resource Area
1. Reduce Energy Costs
*Lighting accounts for nearly 50% of the electric bill in most schools
*For every temperature degree you adjust on your thermostat, energy costs go up or down 2-3%
*An HVAC system is only as efficient as its most inefficient component.
A. Lighting Assessment
*Evaluate your lighting needs. Energy efficient lighting solutions will significantly reduce total energy usage and operating costs:
-T8 & T12 Fluorescent Retrofits
B. Temperature Control
*Programmable thermostats that keep your thermostats at 68 degrees instead of 72 degrees during heating season and 78 degrees instead of 74 degrees in warmer months if the building has air conditioning-a 4 degree difference-can represent 12% energy savings overall.
C. HVAC System
*Is only as strong as its weakest component
-Make sure air filters and belts are well maintained and system controls are calibrated correctly, including clocks, timers and switches.
-When possible, replace old, inefficient electric motors with newer, more energy-efficient models.
2. Reduce Water Consumption
*Low-flow sinks, waterless urinals and dual flush toilets reduce total water use by as much as 50%.
*Students get a first-hand lesson in how to use water more conservatively.
3. Material Selection
*Impact to human health
*Energy & Water Efficiency
*Waste Prevention Opportunities
*Air, Water and land impacts
*Recycling programs that involve students directly teach responsible environmental habits they can apply at home. Diverting solid waste from landfills reduces impacts on municipal services.
How Green is Your School
*From kindergarten through high school, a typical child spends up to 15, 000 hours in the classroom.
*A Survey by the US general accounting office estimates that over 46 million students attend schools with unsatisfactory environmental conditions-
For more information on SCORE & EcoSource programs go to www. scorereport. org or contact your local AmSan representative at 1-866-412-6726 or go to www. amsan. com. For NH or VT contact Steve Kolesar at skolesar@amsan. com or 603-548-4218
More information can be found online at http://www. scorereport. org
Jun 21, 2010
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