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GCSD Receives Additional Energy Star Awards!

The GCBOE celebrated the district’s recent ENERGY STAR awards for Greenup County High School and Wurtland Elementary at the March 27 board meeting. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) prestigious ENERGY STAR is the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. This signifies that the buildings perform in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency. Six of the seven district school buildings have received the distinction.

Commercial buildings that earn ENERGY STAR use an average of 35 percent less energy than typical buildings and release 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Greenup County Schools improved its energy performance by managing energy strategically across the entire district and by making cost-effective improvements to its buildings. The district has saved a total of $1,322,922 in energy costs since 2004. Greenup County Schools’ energy savings is equivalent to 5,409 passenger cars not driven for one year or 58,113 barrels of oil not burned.
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