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Hudson City Schools McDowell Elementary Recognized with EPA's ENERGY STAR Award

Posted on 12/10/2008

Hudson City Schools McDowell Elementary has been awarded the ENERGY STAR® designation from the Environmental Protection Agency. Only nine school buildings in northern Ohio have received the certification and only 18 in the entire state. In addition, Hudson's McDowell Elementary is the first school building in Summit County to be recognized.

School buildings that have earned the ENERGY STAR Award use nearly 40 percent less energy than average buildings and emit 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, offering a significantly smaller carbon footprint. Buildings excel due to good energy management practices such as routine energy efficiency benchmarking.

In 2007, the Hudson City School District completed an Energy Conservation Program (Ohio School Facilities Commission House Bill 264 Project) with CCG, Inc. The combination of the Hudson City Schools dedication to energy conservation and the improvements from the project enabled McDowell Elementary to qualify for the ENERGY STAR Award.

ENERGY STAR was introduced by the EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Only 6,113 buildings nationwide have earned the Energy Star Award, and just 1,374 of these are school buildings. Other buildings include supermarkets, offices, hotels, banks, hospitals, courthouses, warehouses, dormitories and big-box retail buildings.

Click here to read the Hudson Hub Times article.

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