• HVAC is monitored separately for those schools that are automated. Only schools that have adjustable thermostats will be audited on this document. Policy 494 and Regulation 494-1 require occupied set points between the temperatures of 68 - 72 for heating and between 74 - 78 for cooling. Unoccupied temperature set points are 60 for heating and 85 for cooling.*

HVAC. * Occupied is defined in Policy 494 as "when the majority of the students are present"*

  • Are thermostats set within guidelines for occupied?

  • Are thermostats set within guidelines for unoccupied?


  • Hallway and restroom lighting off when unoccupied?

  • Office lighting off when unoccupied?

  • Classroom lighting off when unoccupied?

  • Library lighting off when unoccupied?

  • Auditorium lighting off when unoccupied?

  • Gym and locker room lighting off when unoccupied?

  • Cafeteria/Multipurpose room lighting off when unoccupied?

  • Kitchen lighting off when unoccupied?

Computers and Associated Equipment. *Computers shutdown Friday - Tuesday and monitors off everyday*

  • Computer lab(s) shutdown?

  • Library computers shutdown?

  • Classroom computers shutdown?

  • Office computers shutdown?

  • Interactive boards, projectors, printers, and speakers off when unoccupied?

  • Copiers turned off or in energy saver mode when unoccupied?

  • TV's and VCR's turned off when unoccupied?

Building Envelope.

  • Windows closed when unoccupied?

  • Exterior doors closed?

  • Weatherstripping and door sweeps in good condition?

  • Exhaust fans turned off when unoccupied?

Personal Appliances. *Prohibited according to Policy 494*

  • Microwaves, coffee pots, refrigerators, fans, lamps off?


  • Water faucets, toilets, and water fountains working correctly?

Sustainability Coordinator.

  • Does school have a Sustainability Coordinator?


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