The URC was created to help school district facility staff manage their utility consumption and associated costs. The URC program was designed to be a web-based system to take full advantage of email and web-browser technologies. By distributing the URC via email, each school principal becomes aware of how his/her school is performing relative to a projected benchmark and to other schools of similar design and capacity. Giving awards to schools that improve performance from prior-year levels creates a spirit of competition with the opportunity to recognize success. Those schools identified as high energy users become the focus of attention to determine the reasons for their consumption level and ultimately to decrease the energy used. All of this is done by using the monthly utility data that is provided electronically at minimal or no cost by the utilities.