- Electricity Use
Per Square Foot
The Spring Energy Extravaganza was the final competition of the 2012-2013 school year. For this competition, the total electricity used by each school was compared, not just a subpanel. Total use from April 8th through May 9th, 2013 was compared with the same period in 2012, and was adjusted for heating degree-days. $2,000 eBucks were awarded to the six schools that achieved a percent reduction. The final results and eBuck awards were unveiled during the Energy Fair in Belfast on May 10th.
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What are eBucks?
The eBucks Scoreboard displays the accumulation of eBucks throughout the course of Energy for ME's Community Energy Competition. EBucks are awarded to communities in two categories of competition: lowest electricity use per square foot, and greatest percent reduction in electricity use. In this way, buildings — large and small, old and new — can be recognized for their more efficient electricity use.
Each school chose a subpanel monitored by their eMonitor. Schools will be ranked by the overall percent decrease in kWh used during the duration of the competition on the chosen sub panel compared to the baseline month of October. Standings will be updated hourly, ranking schools by their progress compared to the same period of the baseline month ( e.g. first two weeks of November vs. first two weeks of October).
About Our Communities
In Energy for ME, a community is a grouping consisting of: