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Posted March 1, 2018

Be Conservative Over Spring Break

Unplug electronics including computers, copiers, TVs and microwaves to conserve energy and save money.

As you prepare to take a well-deserved week-long break, unplug in an effort to conserve energy. Try conducting an energy hunt before the break in search of potential energy and water wasters.

APS spends more than $50,000 day on utilities. Please do your part to support and fully participate in the APS Energy Wise Energy Conservation Program. It will make a difference!

Before Spring Break 2018:

  • Turn off computers, monitors, personal printers, document cameras and Promethean Boards.
  • Leave copiers, network printers, and servers on.
  • Ensure all classrooms, offices, gyms, locker rooms, restrooms and hall lights are all turned OFF.
  • Clean out and unplug microwaves, coffee makers and other small appliances that have a light or (non-vital) clock.
  • Close windows and shut the blinds
  • Encourage custodians to ZONE clean the building and then shut down area down after it’s cleaned
  • Set thermostats down to 60°

APS is dedicated to energy conservation. We believe that energy conservation is important to save natural resources, protect the environment and to set an example for students and the community. Energy Conservation will allow the district to save money on energy costs, redirecting those dollars, back into programs and services for students. The Energy Conservation program is designed to educate everyone about energy conservation and to promote positive energy saving habits.   

If you have any questions about the shutdown guidelines contact Robert Lazar, Water and Energy Conservation Coordinator at 505.842.3525 of

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