Buildings and Grounds
The Spring Lake Park Buildings and Grounds, and Custodial/Maintenance department is committed to the continued improvement and maintenance of our facilities and grounds, and the safety and security of all staff, students and visitors.
The district is also committed to becoming more eco-friendly through various projects such as:
- Elimination of paper waste through installation of Dyson hand dryers in student restrooms
- Transitioning lighting systems to more energy efficient LED technology cutting electrical costs dramatically
- Implementing an aggressive district-wide recycling program in conjunction with Anoka County
- Scheduling HVAC systems to run only during occupied times
- Heating the district buildings with high efficiency condensing boilers and building automation systems
We are continuously striving to maintain and operate district buildings in the most efficient and effective ways to minimize cost and expense.
District Energy Guidelines
Spring Lake Park Schools is committed to an energy-efficient environment. A set of energy guidelines was developed by a school district Energy Steering Committee to help reduce energy use throughout the schools, while always maintaining an environment that is conducive to learning.
The purpose of the energy guidelines is to identify and establish district-wide standards for all employees regarding the operation of heating, cooling, ventilation, electrical equipment and water use.
The guidelines outline energy-efficient practices for building operators and district staff in an effort to reduce annual district energy consumption by 10 percent. A district Energy Steering Committee, which included representation from schools, operations, technology, administration, and community education, developed the guidelines and now works to help implement them. The steering committee used federal guidelines from the Department of Education, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, Indoor Air Quality, and the Department of Energy.