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Delaware’s Seaford School District Joins EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program
Release Date: 3/14/2005
Contact Information: Donna Heron, 215-814-5113
Donna Heron, 215-814-5113
SEAFORD, Del. – The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency today officially welcomed the Seaford School District into the ENERGY STAR program.
The Seaford School District, which has already demonstrated a leadership role among Delaware school districts in energy conservation, is making a commitment to reduce further energy consumption and simultaneously address potential indoor air quality issues.
“By partnering with EPA, school districts are realizing that they can reduce energy costs by nearly 40 percent while protecting the environment,” said Donald S. Welsh, EPA regional administrator for the mid-Atlantic region. “The Seaford School District is to be commended for its environmental leadership.”
The new partnership agreement includes measuring and tracking the energy performance of K-12 school buildings, and making energy efficiency improvements where they are cost effective.
Energy efficient technologies reduce the amount of energy needed to power buildings, and also provide cleaner air. In 2003, with the help of ENERGY STAR, Americans saved more than $8 billion on their energy bills while preventing greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the emissions from 18 million vehicles.
EPA offers ENERGY STAR partnerships to businesses, schools and universities and other organizations as a straightforward way to adopt superior energy management, save money and protect the environment. For more information on ENERGY STAR, visit EPA’s website at www.energystar.gov or contact Mindee Osno, the regional ENERGY STAR program manager at (215) 814-2074.