Fairfield Area School District eliminated overnight standby loads using Bert. Bert lets FASD power plug load devices off nights and weekends when buildings were unoccupied.
Without Bert, plug load devices ran all day, every day. In other words, the district’s classroom electronics, breakroom and office equipment were powered on 8,760 hours, yet buildings were only occupied about 3,000 hours.
With Bert, FASD turns devices off when buildings are empty. Devices are automatically powered back on before staff arrives at work. Hours vary by building, but most loads are turned off about 5,700 hours each year.
As a result, the district’s baseline energy usage was lowered by 65%.
- 65% reduction in baseline energy usage