Since Upper Merion County School District incorporated two DuoBot robots ? one at its high school and one at its middle school? into energy saving program, the school district has reduced its custodial budget by $504,000, with the robots accounting for about 25 percent of that reduction.
According to Custodial Coordinator William Dillon, ?The machines are simple to operate, have paid for themselves from day one, and were implemented only as custodians voluntarily left or changed departments.?
One DuoBot cleans an entire school with 15 gallons of water, which saves the school 65 gallons of water a day compared to traditional floor cleaning.
The custodial robot also uses less detergent, which provides additional district savings in cleaning chemicals.
Because the DuoBots work autonomously, they could be programmed to operate in the late hours when HVAC systems have been shut down. School administrators monitor cleaning activity through the DuoBots? recordkeeping and reporting mechanisms, which furnished an important new level of accountabilityRead More