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Target Ranges for Schools

The following target Energy Use Index (EUI) ranges will used in the SB 1149 Schools Program for School Districts to reach or surpass for each of their education facilities annually.

​​ TARGET EUI (kBtu / Ft2 / Yr)
Region  School Type  Facility operating <=50 hrs/wk [1] Facility operating >=50 hrs/wk [2]  
Western
(ASHRAE Climate Zone 4c)
 Elementary/Middle School 29 47
 High School 37 61
Eastern
(ASHRAE Climate Zone 5b)
 Elementary/Middle School 30 48
 High School 38 62

 

[1] ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 100-2015 Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings, Table 7-2 Building Activity Energy Targets.  The lower target represents the value in this ASHRAE table 7-2 with adjustments to incorporate the lower factor for schools from ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 100-2015 Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings, Table 7-3 Building Operating Shifts Normalization Factor.

[2] ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 100-2015 Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings, Table 7-2 Building Activity Energy Targets.  The upper target represents the value in this ASHRAE table 7-2 with adjustments to incorporate the higher factor for schools from ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 100-2015 Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings, Table 7-3 Building Operating Shifts Normalization Factor.

For detailed information on how to collect and enter energy usage data into the Schools Database to calculate your EUI go to:  Collecting Data for Energy Usage Index.