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Future Chef Competition

Fourth and fifth-grade students from 14 LWSD schools participated in the 12th Annual “Future Chef” Competition on March 6.

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    Resource Conservation

    In 2006, the district adopted a resource and utility management program focused on conservation and cost savings. While our student enrollment and facilities square footage have grown significantly, we continue to reduce utility costs through proactive management. The powerED Performance Dashboard helps LWSD identify low-cost and no-cost ways to:

    • Conserve energy and water
    • Reduce waste
    • Educate students and staff to save energy
    • Use sustainable building and maintenance practices

    Login to the PowerEd Performance Dashboard
    Username and password: lwsdadmin

    Resource Conservation Management Activities in LWSD

    Recycle symbol

    Electricity and natural gas symbols

    Water symbol

    Recycle
    Receive assistance, tools and recognition from King County Green Schools
    "Right size" dumpsters and hauling
    Use durable cafeteria materials

    Align occupancy schedules
    Standardize temperatures
    Regulate break schedules
    Optimize controls
    Leverage capital projects and maintenance practices

    Reduce irrigation
    Install high efficiency plumbing fixtures
    Use low water cleaning procedures

    Impact of Resource Conservation Program

    2006-07 through 2017-18 school years

    $14.4 million cumulative utility savings
    34% natural gas reduction
    80% irrigation water reduction; 32% domestic water reduction
    33% electricity reduction
    42% reduction of waste cost per student served