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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