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Brevard Public Schools


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 The Energy/Resource Conservation Department within Facilities Services supports Board Policy 7460, Conservation of Natural and Material Resources.  Our mission is to reduce consumption of energy and other natural/material resources.

Our primary objectives are to:

  • Reduce energy/resource related costs by minimizing consumption of energy and natural resources and maximizing reuse and recycling of materials.
  • Develop and deliver educational programs and content to encourage energy and resource conservation.
  • Ensure high performing buildings and comfortable learning environments.
  • Provide exemplary customer service.

All BPS facilities will be operated at the following set-points:

  • Cooling: 76 degrees Fahrenheit 

While 76 degrees is the set-point, the nature of thermostats is such that small excursions around set-point are to be expected.  So, a thermostat with a set-point of 76 degrees may occasionally read 77 degrees or 75 degrees.

  • Heating: 70 degrees Fahrenheit

While 70 degreees is the set-point, the nature of thermostats is such that small excursions around set-point are to be expected.  so, a thermostat with a set-point of 70 degrees may occasionally read 71 degrees or 69 degrees. 





Facilities Maintenance
Need to put in a work order or request a change to your HVAC schedule?  Click the link to visit Facilities Maintenance Services.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy's ENERGY STAR program helps consumers make wise energy choices to reduce energy and resource use.  The site gives valuable energy saving tips and activities for students.
Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC)
FSEC is located in Cocoa.  It is a world-class research center for green building practices, solar energy, and hydrogen technologies.  Click the link to see the latest research and download free energy lessons.
U.S. Department of Energy
The Department of Energy offers basic energy information, energy saving tips, and the latest research nationwide on their site.  There are dedicated sections for teachers, students and employees.
National Energy Foundation
NEF is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and sustaining an energy literate society.  Brevard Public Schools partners with NEF to provide energy education to faculty, staff and students across the District.
National Energy Foundation
Student competition
National Energy Foundation
Energy Education
The Water Page
A great site for students, this site has conservation tips and a wealth of information on one of our most valuable natural resources.
Energy Hog
A great site for students, this site has conservation tips and an entertaining game to find and eliminate "Energy Hogs" from our homes.  Click the link to become an energy hog buster.
Florida Power and Light
Learn about FP&L programs for the classroom, take a virtual tour of their Energy Encounter, or test your energy knowledge. 
Waste Recycling
Learn about cleanups, fueling stations, recycling bills, landfills, e-waste and more.  Good link for school base students to gain additional knowledge on recycling efforts.

 Services Provided

Energy Inspections: An energy inspection can show where to focus your attention.  Our staff performs site reviews to find opportunities for conservation on your campus and publishes reports/scores at the beginning of each semester.  Click Here for a sample energy audit inspection checklist.
Energy/Conservation Education: Our energy managers will be happy to come to speak at your school to give conservation tips, meet with your Energy Action Team to work out a plan for your school, and help teach faculty, staff and students about the importance of conservations.
Monthly Reporting: Each site's electrical/water consumption is graphed monthly for your review.   See monthly results.
Investigate/Problem Solving: Regular visits to schools by staff members identify existing problem areas within each site.  Energy team members meet collectively with Maintenance Department team members to resolve specified problems.