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SF Energy Watch Success Story: Convent & Stuart Hall, Schools of the Sacred Heart

Founded in 1887 as an independent Catholic school, Schools of the Sacred Heart, San Francisco, carry on the educational mission of the Religious of the Sacred Heart. Over 1,000 students attend Convent & Stuart Hall, four single-sex schools — two elementary K-8 and two high schools 9-12. Schools of the Sacred Heart are among the oldest and largest independent schools in California and comprise the only Northern California schools to offer single-sex classroom education while maintaining a coed community.

"The Convent & Stuart Hall community has worked hard to 'go green' and we appreciate the efforts and support of SF Energy Watch."

Through the SF Energy Watch program, the school’s administration replaced a total of 360 incandescent lamps with energy saving compact fluorescent lights, and retrofitted 628 T12 linear fluorescent lights and magnetic ballast with efficient T8s and electronic ballasts in all classrooms and offices of older buildings. Also, motion sensors were installed in bathrooms in order to use lighting only as needed.

Program staff assisted the administration by identifying energy savings opportunities at their two campuses, providing recommendations for upgrades, and facilitating their choice of a contractor working with the program.

The conservation-minded faculty and student body at both Convent & Stuart Hall campuses were thrilled about participating in SF Energy Watch.

Benefits include:

  • Contribution to good environmental stewardship
  • Projected reduction of energy costs
  • Energy conservation awareness for students and employees

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