The district accepted its fourth Kent County Chairman’s Award for district-wide energy savings. Here are some of the great things we are doing that helped win the award.
Cedar Springs’s District-wide Energy Management Program began in May of 2004 and uses research on energy use, both mechanical and human, to drive changes.
Energy Manager works with the maintenance staff to ensure mechanical efficiency and educates faculty and other staff about the importance of energy savings.
Staff take pride in their efforts to save energy knowing those saved dollars are returning to the classrooms.
The program has saved the district more than $1.25 million so far, or 26%. In the last year alone, they saved $240,000, or 33%.
The reduction in carbon dioxide use is equal to 200,000 trees growing for ten years, or removing 1,400 cars from the road for one year.
The following schools in the district will receive 2012 Green School Chairman’s award:
Cedar Springs Middle School
Cedar Trails Elementary School
Cedar View Elementary
Red Hawk Elementary