State Education Department

School District Energy Conservation Activities (Follow-Up Review)

In our prior audit report 96-J-2, we examined the actions taken by the State Education Department and the school districts to reduce energy costs. We found that the Department did not formally monitor energy conservation activities at the school districts, even though it maintains data about the districts that could be used to develop indicators of energy efficiency. We also found that many school districts did not monitor their energy use, had not had energy audits in the prior five years, and did not participate in available energy conservation programs. In our follow-up review, we found that progress has been made in implementing the recommendations contained in our prior report.

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