Tempe Union High School District’s New Approach to Water & Energy Conservation Cuts Utility Bills 20 Percent
As a nationwide energy conservation company, Cenergistic has had the opportunity to work with school districts of various challenges and environments, and that extends to districts operating in desert settings. Since partnering with Cenergistic, Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) has reduced water consumption 18 percent. In four years, the 14,000-student district near Phoenix, Arizona, has recaptured more than $600,000 in planned water expenses.
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- Tempe receives around 9 inches of rainfall annually.
- Arizona’s drought conditions have been ongoing since 1994.
- Water and utilities are the school district’s No. 2 expense behind salaries.
- Plant operations and facility managers knew proper equipment maintenance, monitoring and improvement measures were necessary to optimize conservation efforts but lacked the bandwidth to execute.