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Warren Twp. schools’ efforts to save energy generate environmental award

Category: Energy Awards – Tags: , , – September 29, 20102:55 pm

WARREN TWP. — The educational quality of the township’s K-8 school system has never been in doubt. But the fact that the district is also a leader in environmental stewardship practices and is helping us breathe better along the way, may come as a surprise.

Through a partnership with a company called Energy Education, Warren schools over the past 26 months have prevented 718 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions from being released into our atmosphere — that’s the equivalent of 129 automobiles being removed from the road or 18,369 pine trees being grown for 10 years.

Because of the impressive results, the district and Superintendent of Schools Tami Crader received the Award for Energy Stewardship from Energy Education at its Sept. 27 board meeting.

“Warren Township Schools Superintendent Crader, the board members and administration are demonstrating wise fiscal and environmental stewardship by implementing this unique people-oriented energy conservation program,” said Dr. William S. Spears, CEO and founder of Energy Education.

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Somerset County MD: ENERGY STAR recognition coverage

WESTOVER — The Somerset County Public School District announced the federal government’s Energy Star program has bestowed the prestigious Energy Star Label on several of their school buildings. To be recognized with this label, school buildings must rate in the top 25 percent nationwide for energy efficiency.

Somerset schools earning the award included Crisfield and Washington High Schools, Somerset Intermediate School, and Greenwood, Deal Island and Woodson Elementary Schools.

According to Superintendent Karen-Lee Brofee, the district’s energy conservation efforts are saving taxpayer dollars while also helping protect the local environment. Since the district began partnering with Energy Education on a serious energy conservation program, it has saved over $600,000 in cost avoidance on the usage side.

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