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Students in 26 Pennsylvania K-12 Schools are Back Learning with an Energy Star and Energy Savings

Release Date: 09/24/2010
Contact Information: Terri White (215) 814-5523, white.terri-a@epa.gov

PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 24 , 2010) – A total of 26 K-12 schools in Pennsylvania have earned the Energy Star building label for superior energy efficiency.

“Increasing energy efficiency is saving school districts 30 percent or more on energy bills each year,” said Shawn M. Garvin, EPA mid-Atlantic regional administrator. “It’s a smart way to save money and help the environment by reducing greenhouse gases. Energy efficient buildings also provide a comfortable and productive learning environment.”

Schools use a variety of ways to reduce their energy use: insulating and sealing air leaks; installing computerized energy management systems; installing new boilers, windows, lighting, ventilation equipment, water conservation and other upgrades; and hiring an energy manager.

Other schools in Pennsylvania can earn the Energy Star building label. To get your school started with benchmarking its energy use and earning the Energy Star label go to http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=k12_schools.bus_schoolsk12

To see which of the K-12 schools in the mid-Atlantic region have earned the Energy Star building label and to hear about some of their energy saving successes see:
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=k12_schools.bus_schoolsk12

Here is a listing of the 26 schools in Pennsylvania with the Energy Star label in 2010:
Allentown School District
Jefferson Elementary School (Allentown)

Benton Area School District
Benton Area Middle/Senior High School (Benton)
L. Ray Appleman Elementary School (Benton)

Berwick Area School District
14th Street Elementary School (Berwick)
Nescopeck Elementary School (Nescopeck)

Dunmore School District
Dunmore Elementary School (Dunmore)


Great Valley School District
Charlestown Elementary School (Malvern)
General Wayne Elementary School (Malvern)
Great Valley Middle School (Malvern)
Sugartown Elementary School (Malvern)

Hempfield Area School District
Crossroads School (Greensburg)
Fort Allen Elementary School (Greensburg)
Hempfield Area Senior High School (Greensburg)
Maxwell Elementary School (Greensburg)
West Hempfield Elementary (Irwin)
West Point Elementary (Greensburg)

Jeannette City School District
Jeannette Senior High School (Jeannette)

Mechanicsburg Area School District
Mechanicsburg Senior High School (Mechanicsburg)
Upper Allen Elementary School (Mechanicsburg)

Neshaminy School District
Walter Miller Elementary (Levittown)

North Penn School District
Gwynedd Square Elementary School (Lansdale)

Parkland School District
Fogelsville Elementary School (Breinigsville)
Parkway Manor Elementary School (Allentown)

Pottsgrove School District
Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School (Pottstown)

Souderton Area School District
Indian Valley Junior High School (Harleysville)

Upper Perkiomen School District
Marlborough Elementary School (Green Lane)