CCSD 46 Partners with the EPA's Energy Star® Program
CCSD 46 is proud to announce our inclusion in the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Program for 2011 with the certification of several of our schools. Energy Star is a joint program of the EPA nd the U.S. Department of Energy to reduce energy consumption.
To qualify for the program, schools must meet strict energy-performance standards set by the EPA to use less energy, be less expensive to operate, and cause fewer gas emissions than its peers. Schools must score in the top 25 percent (compared to similar buildings) based upon the EPA's national rating performance system.
CCSD 46 would like to congratulate our schools who have been awarded Energy Star Certification.
Avon Center School, Lynn Barkley, Principal
Avon Center School, built in 1950, took the challenge and is now an Energy Star certified school. Avon underwent several upgrades over the summer of 2010 which aided in their certification. Avon's lighting has been upgraded, as well as the ventilation system.
Woodview School, Cathy Santelle, Principal
Woodview School, built in 1965, also qualified for Energy Star certification. Woodview School also underwent several upgrades over the summer of 2010 which aided in their certification. Woodview's lighting was upgraded as well as their ventilation system.
For more than a decade, the EPA has worked with businesses and organizations to reduce green-house gas emissions through strategic energy management practices. To qualify for the ENERGY STAR®, a building must score in the top 25 percent based on EPA’s National Energy Performance Rating System. For details on how the rating system works, visit www.energystar.gov. To determine the performance of a facility, EPA compares energy use among other, similar types of facilities on a scale of 1-100; buildings that achieve a score of 75 or higher may be eligible for the ENERGY STAR. The EPA rating system accounts for differences in operating conditions, regional weather data, and other important considerations. For more information on ENERGY STAR for buildings, visit www.energystar.gov.