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Kent School District's energy program saves money
The Kent School District Energy Program has saved more than $147,000 from June to December 2011.
Last year, the district started the Energy Program with the goals: maintaining comfort in the learning environment, eliminate energy waste, save money and create a climate of conservation ensuring sustainable savings.
Two district employees are tasked with the responsibility of monitoring energy usage in buildings, analyzing utility bills and working with schools and departments to find ways to save utility costs.
These ways can include powering off all equipment; especially during holiday breaks and long weekends – and working with the maintenance department to fine tune when furnaces and lights are coming on in the morning and going off at night. Kent School District is also a partner in the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Program.