School District Saves Millions Through Energy Efficiency

THE school district in Green Bay, Wisconsin USA, has saved big time through energy efficiency measures across their buildings.

The Green Bay Press Gazette reports that the savings have run into millions of dollars over the past 10 years. District officials revealed that such improvements as energy-efficient light bulbs, lighting control, keeping equipment in good condition and monitoring energy use during peak times and hence reducing peak demand has saved around $10 million.

The school district expends around 60 cents on energy for every square foot across its buildings, that is at a minimum of 40 cents less per square foot than many other Wisconsin school districts.

Mike Stangel, the Green Bay school district's facilities director, told the Green Bay Press-Gazette that other school districts are now looking at Green Bay to copy their energy efficiency model.

"We save money, and with the fixed budget we have, the more money we can save in energy, the more money that we can put into classroom use, and for keeping our programs in the schools." Stangel said.

Picture of Green Bay South Narina by Nixy J Morales reproduced under CCL.

Wednesday 24th April 2013

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