Resource Conservation Management Program

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Head Groundskeeper:
Liz Mirtallo

Facilities Coordinator
Peter French

Facilities Technicians:
Gary Campbell

Robert Phillips

Floyd Harlan

Enumclaw School District announces commitment to cutting energy expenditures

Enumclaw Schools to realize benefits of energy-efficiency through new powerED program

Enumclaw, WA 4/30/14 - Enumclaw School District announces energy savings through implementation of a resource conservation management program called powerED. Since the program started in Fall 2013, the District has saved over $13,000 in electricity costs, and identified significant opportunities for future focus. The program is administered by McKinstry, a local and national leader in energy and facility services.

McKinstry’s powerED program uses a highly collaborative approach with three key elements of focus: people, process and performance. The “people” component educates building operators about the importance of energy efficiency and resource conservation; the “process” component identifies and implements low-and no-cost operational and maintenance strategies to reduce energy use; and the “performance” component tracks, measures, analyzes and quantifies energy savings and carbon reductions. The program incorporates these three components to help schools increase awareness, pinpoint opportunities, communicate performance results and promote success.

The powerED program is working with Enumclaw to promote energy efficiency and eliminate waste within its facilities, ultimately helping the district save money.

“McKinstry is excited about our partnership with Enumclaw” said McKinstry CEO, Dean Allen. “We’re deeply committed to improving the learning environments of our schools. Our goal is to work with our partners through powerED to educate their building occupants about the importance of energy efficiency and associated environmental impacts in order to affect behavioral changes that save energy and money.”

According to a U.S. Department of Energy report, money spent on fueling a school exceeds the money spent on salaries, supplies and books. Annually, schools spend in excess of $6 billion on energy alone, a cost that could be cut by 25% with better energy-saving initiatives.

Funding for the Enumclaw School District program is provided by Puget Sound Energy’s RCM program and district energy savings.

About powerED
McKinstry’s powerED is a systematic behavioral and awareness program that encourages staff and students to learn about energy efficiency measures and how behavioral changes can lower utility costs, save energy, decrease carbon emissions and create a healthier environment. The communication campaign within the powerED program, named People.Power.Planet, uses a website to help staff and students to commit to, learn about, engage with and compete to reduce energy consumption within their schools.

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About McKinstry
McKinstry is a full-service, design-build-operate-and-maintain (DBOM) firm specializing in consulting, construction, energy and facility services. Our innovative, integrated delivery methodology provides clients with a single point of accountability that drives waste, cost, time and redundancy out of the design/build process. We employ over 1,800 professional staff and trades-people throughout the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, West, Midwest, and Southwest regions of the United States with operations in more than 15 states.

McKinstry advocates collaborative and sustainable solutions designed to ensure occupant comfort, improve systems efficiency, reduce facility operational costs and ultimately optimize profitability “for the life of your building.”

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