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Dougherty Elementary School
5301 Hibernia Drive
Dublin, CA 94568
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Constructed in 2003, James Dougherty Elementary school was the first campus constructed in Eastern Dublin. With a modern campus comes state-of-the-art learning technology--a boon for students and teachers, at a cost of increased energy consumption.

In 2008, Dublin Unified School District began a comprensive energy education and management program to improve energy efficiency in partnership with Energy Education, Incorporated (EEI). This was a people-based program designed educate staff to better utilize the resources already in place within the district.

The energy program instituted several strategies to keep energy consumption under control:
-- Staff training
-- C
ustodial team cleaning implementation
-- C
omprehensive energy audits during all periods of the day
-- S
mart energy management system (EMS) scheduling, and incorporation of best building automation practices
-- P
urchase and installation of 7-day light timers throughout the campus
In portables and classrooms, installation of HVAC twist timers
-- O
ccupancy sensor installation throughout the campus
-- R
emoval of redundant night lighting in administration building
-- B
etter use of existing building automation (for example, the holiday function in lighting controllers)
-- U
se of natural light in library and multipurpose room


Communications included a press release to the community announcing the energy program, and presentations made to the Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees (twice per year). 


"We at Dublin Unified School District are proud of our energy program! Since early 2008, James Dougherty Elementary has achieved almost $40,000 in cost savings as the result of implementing energy saving measures.

The Dublin community charges us with the responsiblity of teaching the city's children. That is an awesome obligation, as is our responsibility to be good stewards of public resources. Our energy program does not detract from the learning environment; rather, our energy program protects learning programs and demonstrates Dublin Unified's committment to green practicies."

-- Brad Vereen, Energy Education Manager, Dublin Unified School District

Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Dublin Unified School District or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

Service Provider:
Energy Education, Inc

Building Owner:*
Dublin Unified School District

Property Manager:*
Dublin Unified School District

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2010 (99)

Facility Type: K-12 School

Total Floorspace: 49252 sf

Year Constructed: 2004

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant
   Other Technologies/Strategies