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Posted August 22, 2013

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Saving Energy in APS is Everyone’s Job

Students, teachers and staff can help conserve electricity and gas even when school is in session.

APS spent about $11 million on electricity and nearly $4 million natural gas last school year. This amounted to about $1,270 every hour for electricity, a 25 percent increase from four years ago.

How can we help ease energy costs? Follow these simple rules:

  • If you need it, use it.
  • If you don’t need that light on, turn it off.
  • If it’s cool enough and you can be comfortable without air conditioning, turn it off.
  • If it’s warm enough without the heat on, and you can control it, do it.

Reducing our energy use helps in may ways:

  • It saves money. It conserves our limited natural resources.
  • It teaches us to care for the environment.
  • It makes more money available for teaching and learning.

Ever wonder what your school’s electric bill is or want more information on energy conservation? Contact Ron Rioux at

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