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					                                                   Module Overview

Designed By:
Robert Zuehlsdorf – Director of Facilities and Operations
Carl Ruppel – Master Electrician

This self-paced training program is part
of the continuing education series that
has been designed to assist facilities
employees in their knowledge and
understanding of critical building

This module highlights basic electrical
systems that are encountered at
district schools and buildings.

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                                               Table of Contents
The following topics are presented in this presentation. You may click on any link to
navigate to a certain slide. Use the navigation buttons on the bottom right side of
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  1. Electrical Safety
  2. Electrical Distribution
  3. Outlets and Switches
  4. Special Equipment
  5. Lamps and Light Bulbs

  6. Interior Lighting
  7. Energy Management

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Electrical Safety

    Section Contents

    Types of Electricity
       Shock Hazards
        Danger Signs
             Lock Out

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                                                Electricity Types

Two Types of Electricity

   AC – Alternating Current
   This refers to the type of electrical energy which is
   provided by the generating plant to businesses and
   residences. Examples of AC usage are when you
   plug into an electric outlet or an extension cord.

   DC – Direct Current
   DC is typically provided by DC Power Supplies
   connected to an AC power source.

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                                          Electrical Overload

If you overload a circuit, you could damage electrical equipment. A 100-Amp
flow rate can theoretically handle ten 10-Amp electrical devices. Plugging in
more devices will overload the system and could cause:

  Tripping of circuit breakers
  Blowing of fuses
  Overheating of wires
  Damage to wire insulation

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Proper wiring is one of the most critical
steps in providing for safe use of
electrical equipment.
All wiring to be code approved.

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Electrical Safety

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                                Electric Shock Hazards

The following conditions could be indicative of a potential shock hazard:

   Tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses
   Tools, wires, cords, connections, or junction boxes are hot to the touch
   Dim or flickering lights
   Electrical system sizzles or buzzes
   Odor of hot insulation
   Mild tingle from contact with case or equipment
   GFCI shuts off a circuit
   Worn or frayed insulation around a wire or plug
   Burn marks or discoloration on equipment

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           Potentially Unsafe Conditions

                             Damaged Cords
Uncovered Box

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Lock-out/Tag-out refers to the
process of shutting down and
securing a power source so
equipment may be safely repaired.
If power were accidentally turned
back on, it could be lethal for the
repair person!

Maintenance and Engineering staff
are the only authorized employees
to perform a lock-out/tag-out

Lock-out procedures are printed on
the back of all work orders.

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Electrical Distribution

          Section Contents

           Types of Services
                Service Poles
          Distribution Panels
             Circuit Labeling

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                                            Electrical Service

Things You Should Know:

  Where does electrical service enter the

  Size (Amps)
  How many amps are provided to the

  What is the voltage on the line?

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                                Service Pole

Service to Huntley Elementary

     4,160 Volts On Pole

   4,160 Volts To Building

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                            Main Switchgear

Huntley Elementary                    Power In
                                     From Pole

   4,160 Volts Power In

120/208 Volts To Building

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                         Main Switchgear

East High School

  4,160 volts enter
  the building and are
  throughout the
  building to provide
  electrical service.

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                          Pole To Transformer

Typical Pole Voltages

   12,470 Volts On Pole

      To Transformer

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                         Pad Mounted Transformer


•   Transforms voltage
    up or down

•   Rated in KVA
    (Kilovolt Amperes)

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                             Service To Building

Metering Point
Change in Ownership

  All equipment up to
  and including the
  meter is owned and
  repaired by the utility.

  Equipment beyond the
  meter is the school’s

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                   Pole Mounted Transformers

12,470 volts come into the
transformers which adjust the
electricity down to 120/208 volts

        12,470 Volts

       120/208 Volts
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                           Main Disconnects

The handle to the right
is pulled down to turn
off all electrical power
that is being fed by the

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                              Main Disconnect Panels

Instead of a handle, this panel
uses a main disconnect
breaker to shut off all power.

Always turn off breakers to a
circuit before working on the
circuit. Verify that power is off
before performing work

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                             Main Distribution Panels

After the power enters the
building, and is transformed to
a lower voltage, it is distributed
via panels to sub-panels, and
finally to circuits for use.

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                Main Distribution Panels

Main Distribution Panel

 Feeds To Sub-Panels

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Electricity is
supplied to these
sub-panels from a
main panel.

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                          Sub-Panel 1 B


All panels are marked
with a code so they can
be identified for:

   Lock Out

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                                Circuit Labeling

Equipment Locations

Circuit Locations and Outlets

Sub-Panel Locations

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                     Circuit Labeling

Building Engineers
required to
prepare a building
schematic with all
electrical panel

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                            Circuit Labeling

Marked Outlets

Specifies which
panel is feeding the

Specifies which
                                     Circuit 37
circuit breaker in
the panel is feeding
the outlet
                                     Circuit 39

                 Panel 14

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Outlets and Switches

          Section Contents

           AC Switch Wiring
                 Single Pole
       3 and 4 Way Switches
               GFCI Outlets
                Low Voltage

            Special Circuits
         Receptacle Ratings

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                                Outlets and Switches

Single Pole
Three way/Four way switching
Low voltage, remote control lighting
Receptacle ratings
Special circuits – Dryers, Ranges & 1 or 3 Phase Receptacles

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AC Switch Wiring

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AC Switch Wiring

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AC Switch Wiring

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AC Switch Wiring

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AC Switch Wiring

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AC Switch Wiring

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AC Switch Wiring

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                     Single Pole Switches

   A single pole switch operates one electrical
device (example- a light or fan) from one location.

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                                        Parts of a Switch

120/277 Volt 20 amp Switch S1

Part No. 1221-1
                                Auto Ground        Ground Screw

Incorrect installation is a
code violation
Switch should be in the
upward position when “on”.
Switch should be in the
downward position when

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                                  Three-Way Switches

A 3-way switch is used to control an electrical device from two or
more locations. (Example- a light may be turned on or off from two
different switch locations.)

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                                  Three-Way Switches

Here is a typical 3-way circuit
in its four possible positions:

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                                   Three-Way Switches


  Single pole and 3 way switch 15A-
  125V AC
  Screw terminals with ground screw
  Break off tabs for splitting circuits
  Single pole switch operation for one
  3-way switch for two locations
  Meets UL 20 and UL 498 requirements

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Three-Way Switches

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Four-Way Switch Connections

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                               GFCI Outlets
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter

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                               GFCI Outlets
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter Wiring

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                               GFCI Outlets
 Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter Wiring
When Single GFCI Feeds Multiple Outlets

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Low Voltage Switches

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Low Voltage Control Wiring

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Special Circuits

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Special Circuits

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Special Circuits

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Special Circuits

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Special Circuits

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Special Circuits

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Special Circuits

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Special Circuits

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Special Circuits

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Special Circuits

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Special Circuits

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Special Circuits

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Special Circuits

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                    Back of 20 Amp Receptacle

Use stranded or solid wire

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                15 and 20 Amp Receptacles


                                                       20 Amp
   15 Amp
                                                    T-Shape Plug
Straight Plug

                Part No. 5252-I   Part No. 5252-I

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                         Purchasing Protocols

The AASD has an open
purchase account with:

  Contract Pricing
  Use Purchase Order #
  Free Delivery
  Crescent Electric

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Special Equipment

         Section Contents

  Variable Frequency Drives
             Hub Equipment
              UPS Systems
         Fiber Optic System

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                       Variable Frequency Drives

Exterior Cleaning Procedure:

   Use vacuum or compressed air on the
   exterior only
   Contact AASD Electrical Department
   for interior cleaning procedures
   No lubricants
   No liquid cleaners
   No water!

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                  Hub Equipment

Morgan Building

Smaller hub
versions are at
each school

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                            UPS Systems

An uninterruptible power
supply, or UPS, provides
sufficient voltage to
continue essential
functions during a power
outage or power shortage.

This system has 4 KVA
with Automatic Shutdown.

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                       Fiber Optic Systems

 Fiber Optic System

System Service Point
    Into Building

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Lamps and Light Bulbs

          Section Contents

                Lamp Types
          Performance Data
          Cost Comparisons
            Motion Sensors
            Exterior Lighting
            Changing Bulbs

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                                   Lamp Types

   Incandescent (Halogen)
   HID* Mercury
   HID* Metal Halide
   HID* High Pressure Sodium
   Purchasing Specifications

* HID = High Intensity Discharge

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Incandescent Bulbs

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Halogen Bulbs

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Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

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Linear Fluorescent Bulbs

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High Intensity Discharge Bulbs

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                          Lamp Performance

                 175 Watt Bulb Example

Lamp Type              Lumens    w/ Ballast   Lumens/Watt

Incandescent             3,910         200           19.6
HID Mercury              5,700         205           27.8
Metal Halide            12,000         210           57.1
High Pressure Sodium    14,400         195           73.8
T8 Fluorescent           2,800           30          93.3
Low Pressure Sodium     28,710         230          124.8

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              Lamp Types & Efficiencies

                           Life Range        Efficacy Rang
Lamp Type
                             (Hours)         (lumens/watt)
                               750 – 4,000          15 – 25
Conventional Tungsten
                             1,000 – 6,000          15 – 25
Tungsten Halogen
Fluorescent                 5,000 – 20,000          55 – 80

HID Mercury                16,000 – 24,000          50 – 60

HID Metal Halide           10,000 – 20,000         80 – 125

HID High Pressure Sodium   16,000 – 24,000         70 – 140

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                    Light Cost Comparisons

Lamp Group                 Energy         Maintenance   Installation    Weighted
                             Use            (2 pts.)       (1 pt.)     Cost Factor
                           (3 pts.)

                                      6            6              1            31
Conventional Tungsten
                                      5            5              2            27
Tungsten Halogen
Fluorescent                           3            4              3            20
HID Mercury                           4            2              4            20
HID Metal Halide                      2            3              5            17
HID High Pressure Sodium              1            1              6            11

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                                                Lamp Efficacy

                            Incandescent/Halogen 10 - 23 LPW
                                            Fluorescent 60 - 100 LPW

                                   Mercury 40 - 60 LPW

         Metal Halide 60-110 LPW

High Pressure Sodium 60-140 LPW

Low Pressure Sodium 100 - 150 LPW

                  0    20    40   60   80 100 120 140 160 180 200

                      Lumens Per Watt - Including Ballast

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                                     Fluorescent Lighting

   277 Volts versus 120 Volts
   Ballast Wiring

Benefits of Fluorescent Lighting:

   More lights per circuit
   May locate lights a longer distance from
   the electrical source
   Lower installation costs

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             Fluorescent Colors

Standard: 4100K

Standard: 74 – 85

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                                    Fluorescent Ballasts

To start a fluorescent light, a high voltage (several
hundred volts) is needed initially. However, once lit, a
much lower voltage is typically needed to maintain it.
(Under 100 Volts for 30 watts, 100 - 175 volts for 30
watts or more)

For this reason, ballasts are used to provide the
necessary voltage and heat to start fluorescent tubes.

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                                              Ballast Safety

Remember to unplug all fixtures before working on
them. Iron ballasts are mostly inert when unplugged.

Electronic ballasts can have capacitors which remain
charged after the fixture is unplugged.

Chemical Phosphors on the inside of fluorescent tubes
are not particularly poisonous. Metallic mercury can be
Toxic and contact should be avoided. If a tube breaks,
clean up the mess and dispose of it properly and

Cuts Be careful with broken glass. Also take care
around sharp sheet metal.

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Ballast Wiring

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                    Results of Incorrect Wiring

Melted Connectors
Shock Hazard
Fire Hazard
Damaged Equipment

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            Types of Controllers

 Timers            Motion Sensors

Photo Eye           Apogee Panel

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                            Motion Sensors

Power Packs Required

                       Power Pack Required

                              Line Voltage Sensor

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                       Motion Sensors

Blue Control Wire              Line Voltage
controls output –
24volt DC

Black Control Wire

Red Control Wire
24 volts positive DC

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Motion Sensor Wiring

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Motion Sensor Wiring

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Motion Sensor Wiring

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Motion Sensor Wiring

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           Dual Technology Sensor


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                               Motion Sensors

Rated for Range and Distance

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                        Gym/Multi Purpose Room

Typical Examples

  Voltage – 120, 277
  Type – Metal Halide (Being Replaced w High Output Fluorescent)
  Bases – Horizontal, Base up, Base down, Universal
  Size – 175, 250, 400
  Installation Tips

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                                   Lighting Plans

Computer designed lighting
plans deliver bright, even
lighting to all areas of a room.

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                                  Bulb Installation Tips

Use De-OX grease when installing
new bulbs.

De-Ox makes it easier to remove
and replace bulbs.

Wear Cotton Gloves.

Wear Safety Glasses.

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                                  Exterior Lighting

Wall Pack and Pole Lighting

How will it be used?

   To light close to a building


   To cast light away from a

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                                        Exterior Lighting

When selecting a lamp size, consider:

  Height of pole
  Width of area to be lit

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  Exterior Lighting Controls

        Photo Eye
  Lights go on at dark or
        with motion

                      Time Clock
              Lights go on and off at a set

       Apogee Panel
Building Automation Systems

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                                              Changing Bulbs

Fixture Cleaning on Summer Schedule

  Spray carefully
  Avoid socket and bulb ends
  Remove all moisture

Group Replacement

  All bulbs will be scheduled for replacement each five years
  Replace 1/5 of bulbs per year
  Saves time
  Saves Money

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                                              Changing Bulbs

Date Marking

  Manufacturer warranties

  Group replacement schedule

  Each Building Engineer is required to have a color coded floor plan
  identifying which 1/5 of bulbs are to be changed out in any given
  year. All fixtures will be on a five year replacement cycle.

  Lamp Lumen Output

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Interior Lighting

     Section Contents

          Day Lighting
       Natural Lighting

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                                     Day Lighting

Benefits of Natural Lighting

   Easy on the eyes
   No Cost
   Energy saving
   Better attention and attendance
   Better learning environment

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               Foster Before Sky Lights


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                   Foster After Sky Lights

No Shadows
Uniform Lighting

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                Richmond Classroom

Natural Light

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                                           Lighting Retrofits

“Retrofit” means a lighting upgrade.

A retrofit may result in replacing existing light fixtures, improved
recycling options for spent bulbs, decreased use of electricity, or
installation of automatic switches to turn of lights in unused space.

Lighting retrofits result in energy savings, improved lighting and/or
reduced costs.

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                  Horizons Multipurpose Room

Before Retrofitting
   Lumens Too Low

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                      Houdini Gym Before Retrofit

Before Retrofitting
   Lumens Too Low

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                     Houdini Gym After Retrofit

After Retrofitting

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Energy Management

       Section Contents

           Energy Costs
      Reducing Expenses

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                                 Energy Management

Various Factors Add Up To Total Cost

  District energy use
  District energy budget
  KWH costs
  Demand service charge
  On Peak/Off Peak usage
  Control systems
  Off Site

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                   Utility Expense Example

                                          % of    (Over) / Under
     Cluster    Budgeted      Actual
                                          Total      Budget

EAST CLUSTER     $809,068     $812,562     31%             $3,494

NORTH CLUSTER    $936,045     $914,159     35%         ($21,886)

WEST CLUSTER     $882,455     $864,391     33%         ($18,063)

OTHER                          $46,112      2%          $46,112

Totals          $2,627,568   $2,637,225   100%             $9,657

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                                                                                       Natural Gas Use
                                                          East High School
                                              Energy - Therms Monthly & 12 Month Trend
         45,000                                                                                                                        250000



                                                                                                                                                12 mo Therm Trend







             0                                                                                                                         0
              1999 - 2000 - 2000 - 2001 - 2001 - 2002 - 2002 - 2003 - 2003 - 2004 - 2004 - 2005 - 2005 - 2006 - 2006 - 2007 - 2007 -
                07     01     07     01     07     01     07     01     07     01     07     01     07     01     07     01     07

                                                   Therm                              12 Mo Trend

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Gas Bills – A Large Expense

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Electric Costs

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                       Utility Expenses

Utility Cost Contribution Per Cluster

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                                     Section Contents

 If you have questions about the proper maintenance of
electrical equipment, please talk to your supervisor. You
                                        may also contact
                                      Robert Zuehlsdorf

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