On May 13, 2013, Williamstown Independent School was recognized by the Kentucky Energy and Environment cabinet for earning the prestigious ENERGY STAR, a national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy performance. A certificate signed by Gov. Steve Beshear was presented to Ms. Skinner, district superintendent, at a school board ceremony.
Throughout the past three years, the school has undergone operational and mechanical changes to improve the school’s energy efficiency. Students and staff played an integral part in the school’s efficiency and sustainability programs.
Three years ago the school had an Energy Star score of 38. Today that score is in the 80’s. The school has reduced its energy consumption by more than 30%, and saved the district more than $70,000 annually during a time when energy costs have risen.
According to the U.S. EPA website, a building must receive 75 out of 100 points in the EPA’s national energy-performance rating system, which places this facility in the top 25% of all comparable buildings.
Continue to do your part by following the District Energy Plan on ways to conserve energy.
This Month's Energy Tip
This is a good time to prepare rooms for summer break. Lower blinds to prevent solar gain during the cooling season (summer). Unplug and clean out appliances such as refrigerators.
This is a fun energy link for students and teachers. Click to follow the link.