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Plainville Community Schools Energy Conservation Program Earns Environmental Stewardship Award

For saving enough energy in 13 months to effectively plant more than 22,752 trees, Plainville Community Schools received The Award for Energy Stewardship from Cenergistic during the November 12th Plainville Board of Education meeting. The Award for Energy Stewardship recognizes the organization's efforts to implement an innovative organizational behavior-based energy conservation and management program. The program is administered through a partnership with Cenergistic, a national company whose energy conservation programs have saved more than $3.2 billion for organizations across the United States since 1986.

"Plainville Community Schools' Superintendent Mr. Jeffrey Kitching, the Board of Education members and administration are demonstrating wise fiscal and environmental stewardship by implementing this unique organizational behavior-based energy conservation program," said Dr. William S. Spears, Chairman and Founder of Cenergistic. "Using human resources to reduce energy use saves natural and financial resources for the organization and the community."

The program delivers an environmental benefit from a reduced carbon footprint. Energy not used prevents the emission of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. According to EPA/EGrid figures, in the first 13 months of the program, Plainville Community Schools saved 12,172 MMBTU, the equivalent of 890 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions being prevented, 160 cars removed from the road, or 22,752 pine trees grown for 10 years.

"Our energy conservation program is an excellent vehicle to assist our personnel in practicing good stewardship of our resources. Thanks to the collective efforts of our entire staff, we have been successful in reducing energy consumption and positively impacting the environment," noted Superintendent Kitching.

-Posted on November 19, 2013 at 12:07 PM

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