Thursday, April 25, 2019

District Spends $8.3 Million Less in Average Energy, Maintenance Costs

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (April 25, 2019) – The Florida Department of Education this week released 2017-2018 school district energy and maintenance/operations cost comparisons, confirming that Pasco County Schools spent $8.3 million less than the state average.

Following are the district’s cost-saving calculations:

Pasco’s Maintenance Department achieved this avoidance by setting thermostats at 76-degrees and controlling air systems from a central location. They also established a 12-hour run time for all schools with additional time needed for after-school events by service request. The department also has fewer employees per square foot than average.