Four KCS schools earn national Energy Star Award

Four KCS schools earn national Energy Star Award
Posted on 09/10/2014
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Four KCS schools have earned the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Award: Jackson Park Elementary, Shady Brook Elementary, Woodrow Wilson Elementary, and Kannapolis Intermediate School. The improved energy efficiency of these four schools has saved taxpayers and Kannapolis City Schools nearly $100,000.


The Energy Star Award recognizes organizations that significantly reduce energy consumption. Energy Star buildings lower their energy usage to a point that, when compared to similar buildings across the country, they are in the top 25% of efficiency. They use 35-percent less energy and generate 35-percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than an unqualified building.


Last year (2013-2014), the combined electrical energy saved by Jackson Park, Shady Brook, Woodrow Wilson, and Kannapolis Intermediate School, when compared to their baseline year, was more than a million (1,091,532) kilowatt hours. That is equivalent to saving the district $99,972.00 in utility costs.


Cliff Mowrer, Energy Manager for Kannapolis City Schools and Cabarrus County Schools, presented the Energy Star Award to the principals of the four schools. Besides these KCS buildings, Forest Park Elementary also earned the Energy Star Award in 2012. That means that five of Kannapolis City Schools’ eight schools are now Energy Star certified.

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