Thanks to its partnership with Energy Education, the Fallbrook Union High School District saved $70,635 during its first five months working with the company. The board of trustees approved the program in late April of last year, and since then Energy Education specialist Darin Vey has been working to ensure the district’s energy and water savings.
The savings have two key benefits. The most obvious is that the schools are becoming more environmentally sensitive, but the cut in costs also allows the schools to redistribute the funds that were previously spent on energy and water. The schools in the Fallbrook district now have more flexibility in their budgets and can use the savings for other areas of need—teachers’ salaries, supplies, computers, etc.
The cost of the Energy Education program came from the district’s existing utility budget, and the savings are guaranteed to more than pay for the program. The conservation program is sustainable for years, and the company will continue to support the school district even after its paid contract ends. Fallbrook is paving the way for other schools in California—and the rest of the country—to implement energy plans in a similar fashion and save money along the way.