Clovis Unified recently held a “Reduce Your Use Energy Challenge” with district schools asked to employ energy-saving techniques to reduce their energy consumption over a three-week period. The school that achieved the biggest percent reduction in electricity consumption during the competition period – September 30, 2013, through October 21, 2013 – in comparison to a baseline period would be crowned the Challenge winner.
During the three-week period, the district saw an overall reduction in energy use of 21 percent, which translates to saving 51,700 kilowatt-hours, $8,481 and a 36,200 pound reduction in carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere.
Red Bank Elementary finished in first place in the Energy Challenge with an impressive 25.8 percent reduction in its electricity use. Bud Rank Elementary came in second place with a 23.3 percent reduction, while Gateway High School rounded out the medalists in third place with a 22.8 percent reduction.