more than a decade the EPA has worked with businesses and organizations to
reduce greenhouse gas emissions through strategic energy management practices implemented a program called Energy Star. In March 2009, Pottsgrove School District
made a fundamental commitment as an Energy Star partner to protect the
environment through the continuous improvement of our energy performance.
becoming an Energy Star partner, Pottsgrove School District has reduced its
District-wide energy consumption by 21.3%. We have accomplished this through a
variety of energy reducing strategies which include; retro-fitting lighting
fixtures, installation of classroom motion sensors, modifications to our
heating and cooling operating schedules and education of our staff. This 21.3%
reduction in utility consumption reduces what we contribute in green house
gases by 846 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent yearly. To put this in
perspective that equates to removing 163 cars from the road. This 21.3%
District-wide reduction also has a financial impact, equating to an annual District-wide
utility savings of $205,000.
Here you will find information about the PGSD Energy Management Program and our latest monthly progress report.
Pottsgrove School District surpasses the $200,000.00 mark in utility savings for the 2009-10 School Year! Check out the June 2010 Energy Star Report for all the details.
Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School is recognized by the EPA (click here)