- Electricity Use
Per Square Foot
Best Residential Project
Best in Competitions
Best School Lighting Retrofit
Best Competitive Spirit
Energy for ME has wrapped up it's third and final year of implementation in schools. Competitions have been an integral component of this program, that have helped schools collectively save over a million kilowatt-hours of electricity, saving $135,000, which has the equivalent greenhouse gas reduction as planting 450 trees. Congratulations to all of the students, teachers and facility managers who participated in the program. For more information about the program, please visit our website.
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: