How One High School Lost $50,000 in Electricity Costs by Not Upgrading

Woodland Regional High School in Beacon Falls, Connecticut, is a perfect example. Electricity costs at the school, which is roughly 170,000 square feet, jumped from $250,595 in the 2015-16 school year to $300,172 the following year, a nearly 20% increase, according to an energy audit conducted by Sarracco Mechanical Services. Electricity usage increased roughly 26% over the time, the district paid less per kilowatt hour in 2016-17.