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Energy Star Portfolio Manager Helps K-12 Facility Managers Avoid Millions In Energy Costs

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April 11th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Schools | No Comments

By Karen Kroll – Energy Efficiency The cost to heat, cool, and operate the approximately 98,800 public elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. comes to about $7.6 billion annually, says Lauren Pitcher, a communications director with Energy Star. That’s more than the tab for textbooks and computers combined. Indeed, energy costs are typically a school’s largest operating | Read More

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Energy Efficiency In K-12 Buildings Doesn’t Require Full Time Employee

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April 10th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Schools | No Comments

By Karen Kroll – Energy Efficiency Individuals assigned to energy management in K-12 buildings don’t have to be full-time, especially in smaller districts. Mike Ellinger is the energy manager with DeKalb Central Schools in Waterloo, Ind. Ellinger, who oversees and tallies energy use within the six schools and one office building that partner with Energy Star, works | Read More

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$12M North Pocono renovation project will improve energy efficiency

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March 12th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Schools | No Comments

This summer, the North Pocono School District will embark on a project involving sweeping renovations for some its schools – changes officials say will help the facilities last another 20 to 30 years. Improvements at four buildings – district middle and intermediate schools and Moscow and Jefferson elementaries – during the next three summers will | Read More

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University Sustainability Council Selects T5 Fluorescent Technology

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March 31st, 2011 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Technology and business writer Dian Schaffhauser recently reported on the T5 technology lighting upgrade that the University of Maryland performed. As part of a larger, ongoing energy conservation program, the University of Maryland in College Park recently overhauled lighting on its campus, a move that’s expected to save 1.4 million kilowatt hours per year. The | Read More

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