Ibis Networks for Schools and Higher Education

Schools consume enormous amounts of energy. Every year, K-12 schools spend over $8 Billion on energy – more than they spend on textbooks and computers combined. However, Energy Star estimates that at least 30% ($2.4 Billion) of this is wasted.

For most schools, 25-30% of the total electricity is consumed by plug load – all the equipment, computers, refrigerators, projectors, etc. that are plugged in around campus.

With Ibis, schools can take control of this consumption and dramatically reduce this energy cost. These savings can be spent on education, deferred maintenance, and other important needs.

How Ibis Saves Energy and Money in Schools

Using a holistic approach that employs multiple strategies can save a school upwards of 10-15% on its overall electricity bill. Key strategies that Ibis InteliNetwork systems enable include:

  • Schedules

    Shut down equipment when spaces are unoccupied, customize schedules by asset class or individual asset.

  • Device Health

    Know when to repair or replace equipment, extending life of equipment (e.g., refrigerators).

  • Sustainable Procurement

    Gain visibility to usage patterns of shared equipment like printers.  Redeploy underutilised assets to the right areas.

  • Informed Policies

    Create and enforce behavioral policies, such as powering down unused computers, that encourage energy savings.

  • Alerts

    Get alerts when key equipment is on or off when it should not be or display erratic usage pattern.

  • Safety

    Ensure that devices such as heaters, fans, and air conditioners aren’t accidentally left on.

Average School Building Usage

In schools, there are many opportunities to use the Ibis InteliNetwork to provide insight and save money. Typical equipment that schools have had success with include:

  • Computers
  • Charging carts
  • Refrigerators
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Space Heaters
  • Projectors
  • Window AC units
  • Copiers & printers
  • Water coolers & fountains

Let’s discuss what we can do for you.

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Instal Ibis InteliSockets in minutes into outlets you want to monitor and tag them with location and description.

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