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UCPS Schools Get ENERGY STAR Label!

The ENERGY STAR program was established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy. The voluntary labeling program began in 1992. Today, the ENERGY STAR Label is found on appliances, lighting, office equipment, new homes as well as commercial and industrial buildings.

The ENERGY STAR program has established an energy management strategy that measures current performance, sets goals, and tracks energy savings. The Facilities Department has tracked energy consumption for all UCPS schools for over a year utilizing the ENERGY STAR online portfolio. Application packets for all eligible schools were submitted to and reviewed by the EPA. As a part of going green, the Facilities Department will continue to track energy consumption via the ENERGY STAR online portfolio and will ensure eligible schools apply for the ENERGY STAR Label each year.

The following schools have been awarded the ENERGY STAR Label:

• Fairview Elementary School
• Marshville Elementary School
• Marvin Elementary School
• Monroe High School
• New Salem Elementary School
• Prospect Elementary School
• Sardis Elementary School
• Shiloh Elementary School
• South Providence School
• Union Elementary School
• Unionville Elementary School
• Walter Bickett Elementary School
• Waxhaw Elementary School
• Welsey Chapel Elementary School
• Western Union Elementary School
• Wingate Elementary School
• Wolfe School

Congratulations to each of these schools for receiving the ENERGY STAR Label! Each of these schools received a certificate and window decal to display at the school from ENERGY STAR. They also appear on the ENERGY STAR website alongside other K-12 ENERY STAR Labeled schools across the nation. You may view UCPS ENERGY STAR Labeled schools on the ENERGY STAR website at: ENERGY STAR SCHOOLS 

Written by: Lauren Gordon
Posted: Sep 23, 2011 by Beth Young

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