Samuel Morey and Westshire Achieve ENERGY STAR Designation
Energy Star Schools Samuel Morey and Westshire were recognized at a public award ceremony in Montpelier on February 20th along with 20 other Vermont schools that have achieved ENERGY STAR designation this year. The ceremony celebrated the continued success of Project Green School, an initiative that aims to put all Vermont schools on the path toward ENERGY STAR designation by 2020.
“This achievement reflects the energy efficiency commitment of the District and our Director of Operations, Gary Collins,” said Superintendent Brenda Needham. “Together, we continue to focus on energy efficiency and lower overhead costs, as well as environmental stewardship for the future.”
“Efficiency Vermont is very proud to recognize the 21 schools that have achieved ENERGY STAR designation this year,” said Liz Gamache, Director of Efficiency Vermont. “Every dollar they save on their energy costs improves the bottom line for their communities, and helps ensure a healthy and positive learning environment for students. We look forward to working with them, and all the project partners, to build on this record of success.”
Through the Project Green School partnership, Efficiency Vermont and the Vermont Superintendents Association’s School Energy Management Program will continue to collaborate to help Vermont schools reach ENERGY STAR designation by addressing the energy use of lighting and facility systems -- such as heating, ventilation, and cooling – and the air-tightness of buildings. The initiative also will enable schools to use the energy improvement process to provide educational opportunities to students and staff.