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Kentucky energy efficiency program for schools keeps energy management toolkit

KEEPS Energy Management ToolkitStep 2: Assess Performance & OpportunitiesToolkit 2E1: Thermostat Settings

  • Step 2

  • Assess Performance & Opportunities

  • Toolkit 2e1

  • Thermostat Settings

Kentucky Energy Efficiency

Program for Schools

KEEPS Energy

Management Toolkit

Keeps energy management toolkit toolkit 2e1 thermostat settings





KEEPS Energy Management ToolkitToolkit 2E1: Thermostat Settings

Toolkit 2e1

Thermostat Settings

7 step energy management process

Make the Commitment

Assess Performance and Opportunities

Set Performance Goals

Create an Action Plan

Implement the Action Plan

Evaluate Progress

Recognize Achievements

7-Step Energy Management Process

Thermostat settings overview

Knowing Thermostat System’s Capabilities

Tips for Establishing Setbacks/Setups

KEEPS On-site Energy Assessment Form

KEEPS Energy Assessment Tool

KEEPS Assessment Report

Thermostat Setting Recommendations

Thermostat Settings Overview

Knowing system s capabilities

Knowing System’s Capabilities

Every building is unique, and some thermostat setbacks/setups may not be applicable.

  • Work with facility manager, and make adjustments accordingly.

    Setbacks/setups depend on:

  • Building usage

  • Equipment’s recovery capability

  • Avoidance of building damage (pipe freeze/mold)

Establishing setbacks setups

Establishing Setbacks/Setups

Schools can be setback/setup for up to 2/3 of the year

Condition the building during greatest occupancy

Consider initiating system setback/setup 1-2 hours before the majority of occupants exit

Establishing setbacks setups cont

Establishing Setbacks/Setups (cont.)

What setpoints should building be set at when occupied by only a few people?

Not recommended to set thermostats below 55°F to prevent pipe freeze or above 83°F to prevent excessive humidity.

Thermostat settings data collection

Thermostat Settings Data Collection

Keeps thermostat settings tool

KEEPS Thermostat Settings Tool

Helps determine proper thermostat setpoints for school buildings/facilities

  • Based on varying building usage patterns

    Calculations based on 1% heating and cooling savings per degree, per 8-hour setback

  • See U.S. DOE’s Energy Savers website

Keeps thermostat settings tool instructions

KEEPS Thermostat Settings Tool: Instructions

Keeps report input

KEEPS Report Input

Locate “HVAC & Controls” in the KEEPS Assessment Report and modify respective figures and other necessary words/sentences for your specific school.

Modify the inset box with the results calculated from the KEEPS Thermostat Settings Tool.

Managing thermostat settings

Managing Thermostat Settings

  • Building Automation System (BAS)

    • Gives control to only energy manager, facility manager, superintendent

  • Programmable thermostats

    • Gives occupants control and responsibility

  • “Limited-adjustment” thermostats

    • Gives occupants limited control within 1 – 3 degrees

  • “Dummy” thermostats

    • Gives occupants no real control, only psychological feel of control

  • Lockout covers

    • Gives occupants no control


Available for download from the KEEPS Toolkit Library


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Kentucky Energy Efficiency

Program for Schools

  • (502) 852-0965


KEEPS is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the combined efforts of the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence, the U.S. Department of Energy and KPPC.

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