Energy and Compliance Standards

  • The following are ways to help building sites be energy efficient and comply with standards that rae acceptable in classrooms, office areas, workrooms, lounges, gyms and cafeterias.

    Although personal refrigerators (to be used for instructional use only) at this time are banned (be aware, this may change), they do generate a usage demand and cost of the district's electricity bill.

    The following items need to be turned off at the end of each day or when not in use:

    • Computers (exception: computer with the Raptor system may stay on during the week, turn off on the weekends and holiday shutdowns)
    • Monitors (including Raptor system)
    • Lights (or when classrooms, offices, workrooms, lounges, gyms and cafeterias are unoccupied)
    • Laminators
    • TV Monitors

    The following need to be closed while the HVAC is on during the day:

    • Windows
    • Exterior Doors
    • Doors from the hallway to foyers, classrooms, office entries, workrooms, lounges, gyms and cafeteria

    Unacceptable Items in Classrooms, Office Areas, and Cubicles (FIRE CODE VIOLATIONS):

    • Plug-in air fresheners
    • Heat lamps
    • Food warmers
    • Candle warmers
    • Hot plates
    • Microwaves
    • Portable heaters
    • Heating pads
    • Candles (GP City Fire Code)
    • Electric flat or steam irons
    • No open flames outside Culinary Arts or Lab areas
    • Coffee pots or makers
    • Toaster ovens


    * Personal refrigerators and items such as the ones listed above will be used against the campus when computing scores for monetary awards provided to the most energy efficient/compliant campuses. 

    Acceptable Items in Designated Areas:

    • Heat Lamps (Clinic Training Room)
    • Food warmers (Lounge Kitchen)
    • Hot plates (Lounge Kitchen)
    • Microwaves (Lounge Kitchen)
    • Heating pads (Clinic Training Room)
    • Coffee pots or makers (Lounge Kitchen)
    • Toaster Ovens (Lounge Kitchen)

    Non-District chemicals not allowed in the building because of respiratory health reasons:

    • Scented air fresheners and/or deodorizers
    • Bleaches
    • Ammonia and/or other household cleaners
    • Pesticides 
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