AZCentral.com reports that new energy control programs are helping the Tempe School District save money. Currently the law allows schools to recoup excess utility costs. However, this law expires in 2009 increasing the incentive for districts to become as energy efficient as possible. According to Steve Pomeroy, Tempe Elementary’s director of facilities management, the district has saved over $95,000 this fiscal year due to its conversion to time-of-use meters, which allow for different rates of utility usage between peak and off-peak hours. In addition, cooling control systems have had a big role. Temperatures are kept at 74 to 78 degrees when classes are in session, and gets increase to 83 to 85 when classes are out…