District Energy Conservation Program Achieves Savings Milestone & Energy Star Certification
Plainville Community Schools has achieved over $1,066,000 in cost savings in 3.5 years, since partnering with Cenergistic, a national energy conservation company, according to Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jeffrey Kitching. In addition, all five district school buildings have recently earned EPA's ENERGY STAR Certification. This recognition is presented to the most energy efficient buildings in the country. "Reaching this savings mark and receiving this recognition from ENERGY STAR is a significant milestone. Plainville Community Schools has achieved success by consistently implementing the organizational behavior-based approach to energy conservation and maintaining productive efforts at all levels of the organization. The Superintendent and Board, along with administration, faculty and staff members are to be commended for clearly fulfilling their commitment to being good stewards of the taxpayers' money and the environment," said Dr. William S. Spears, Chairman and Founder of Cenergistic.
"We are extremely pleased to receive this recognition from ENERGY STAR," said Superintendent Kitching. "Our energy conservation efforts are saving taxpayer dollars while also helping to protect our environment. We are proud that our energy savings success is being recognized by ENERGY STAR." The buildings earning ENERGY STAR Certification include Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School, Linden Street School, Louis Toffolon Elementary School, the Middle School of Plainville and Plainville High School. To earn ENERGY STAR Certification, buildings must rate in the top 25 percent nationwide for energy efficiency.
"Strong support from Superintendent Kitching and the Board has created an atmosphere of cooperation that should continue to grow and ensure even greater success well into the future," Dr. Spears said. "I am extremely pleased to present Plainville Community Schools with our Energy Excellence Award. The district joins a very committed group of organizations across the country working hard to achieve energy savings so the dollars saved can be redirected to educational needs," said Dr. Spears.
"We are part of a daily effort to improve the environment and save money organization-wide. There are dozens and dozens of changes, large and small, that we have implemented that are saving energy without affecting our comfort or educational goals. We have all gained a real sense of accomplishment from the recognition from ENERGY STAR and Cenergistic. Our students are learning, too, what it means to preserve precious natural resources," noted Kitching.
Cenergistic Vice President Paul Hamman presented the Energy Excellence Award and an Energy Star recognition plaque to Plainville Community Schools at the February 8 Plainville Board of Education meeting.
-Posted on February 16, 2016 at 10:29 AM
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