Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Today's Energy Insight

The EPA's annual Top Cities list was recently published and shows which metro areas were home to the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings in the previous year. These regions continue to make impressive strides in cutting American energy bills and pollution through energy efficiency. Their efforts contribute to stronger economies, healthier communities, and cleaner air for all of us.

1)            Washington, DC
2)            Los Angeles
3)            New York
4)            San Francisco
5)            Atlanta
6)            Dallas
7)            Chicago
8)            Houston
9)            Boston
10)          Phoenix

To see the complete list of the top 25 cities (including where Minneapolis/St. Paul was ranked) plus the lists of top mid-size cities, top small cities and lots of other information CLICK HERE.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Today's Energy Insight

Save Energy with the Touch of a Button!

Most copiers or printer/copier combos have a sleep or Energy Saver mode. See the lit up green button just to the right of the key pad in the picture to the right? It just takes a second or two to hit that button when you finish at the copier or pick up your printing. Or perhaps you're walking by and the machine is lit up and ready, why not just press the energy saver button? Every little bit helps and it really adds up! Thanks for doing your part!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Today's Energy Insight

Summer break is a great opportunity to save energy in the district when classrooms are mostly empty but what if you are in an office or building year round, like the ESC staff? Here is what you can do at the end of the day on a daily basis but especially on Fridays and when you leave for an extended amount of time.
  • Turn off your computer monitor and any auxiliary speakers.
  • Power down your printer or copy machine.
  • Turn off any task lighting.
  • Close blinds to keep out the hot sun.
  • Make sure vents are clear of clutter.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

School's Out for Summer!

Just a fun trivia question today in honor of all the students and staff in the Robbinsdale Area School District celebrating the end of the school year...

The Alice Cooper classic "School's Out" was written in 1972 by which singer/songwriter?

A) Curtis Mayfield

B) Ozzy Osbourne

C) Elton John

D) Alice Cooper

Scroll down to check your answer...

Congratulations to the Cooper and Armstrong Classes of 2017!

Congratulations to the Class of 2029,
this year's kindergarten students!

Have a groovy and efficient summer everyone!

... and the correct answer is Alice Cooper
(a bit of a trick question)